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Head of Species Programme - Cambridge

WCMC

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 15/09/2014 Job Description:

WCMC is now recruiting for a permanent Head of Programme to oversee species related activities.

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Bird Keeper - Devon

BIAZA

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 06/09/2014 Job Description:

Bird keeper working with all aspects of aviculture with a practical bias. To include basic avian husbandry and (relevant to experience and appropriate training) hand rearing, incubation, seasonal dietary changes for breeding, capture techniques and any essentially basic skills requisite for the purpose. Record keeping and ZIMS access available.

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Fixed Term Animal Keeper (Maternity Cover) - Norfollk

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 05/09/2014 Job Description:

This position is based on a permanent 40 hour per week contract. This will run from 19th October 2014 for approximately 9 months or later depending on return.

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Research Technician - London

Job Description:

The Institute of Zoology, based at Regent’s Park, London, is the research arm of the Zoological Society of London.

We would like to appoint an experienced Research Technician for 2 years (fixed-term and full-time) to join a research group investigating the impact of climate change and anthropogenic activities on desert ecosystems

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Sea Bird project manager - Scotland

Sea Bird

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 19/09/2014 Job Description:

The purpose of this role is to build on the success of the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre creating additional education and visitor facilities by sympathetically extending the existing Centre to house the National Marine Centre (NMC). The Project Manager will ensure that the NMC is fully planned, funded, built, fitted-out and opened.

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Political Media Relations Manager - Woking

WWF

Salary: £45,000 Closing date: 09/09/2014 Job Description:

WWF is at the heart of global efforts to address the world’s most important environmental challenges. We work with communities, businesses and governments in over 100 countries to help people and nature thrive. Together, we’re safeguarding the natural world, tackling dangerous climate change and enabling people to use only their fair share of natural resources.

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Head of UK Corporate and Public Affairs - London

The Wildlife Trust

Salary: £41,057 Closing date: 11/09/2014 Job Description:

The Wildlife Trusts’ central office is looking for an experienced corporate and public affairs professional with a commitment to our cause. The successful candidate will head up our UK policy and diplomacy unit with responsibility for increasing interest in our cause, maximising our influence on decisions that affect wildlife and increasing our income.

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Living Landscape Project Officer - Wales

The Wildlife Trust

Salary: £20,340 per annum Closing date: 04/09/2014 Job Description:

The North Wales Wildlife Trust with a local partnership of organisations is offering an exciting opportunity for someone to join them managing the WREN/Dwr Cymru funded Alun & Chwiler Living Landscape Project in North-East Wales.

The Project Officer will work with the partnership and landowners, helping to create a landscape within which wildlife thrives and people prosper together in a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

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Country Representative, Born Free Foundation Ethiopia

Born Free

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 19/09/2014 Job Description:

The Born Free Foundation, the internationally renowned animal welfare and wildlife conservation organisation, is seeking to recruit a Country Representative to manage its operations and projects in Ethiopia

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Senior Programme Officer - China

TRAFFIC

Closing date: 05/09/2014 Job Description:

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild animals and plants is not a threat to the conservation of nature. It actively monitors and investigates wildlife trade and provides information to diverse audiences worldwide as a basis for effective conservation policies and programmes. TRAFFIC is a strategic alliance of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). TRAFFIC is an international network which is organised into eight regional hubs.

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Animal Training Supervisor - Surrey

Chessington Zoo

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 11/09/2014 Job Description:

Heading up our Animal Behaviour team, you’ll be in charge of how we present our animals to our guests.

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Experienced Large Mammal Keeper - Lancashire

Blackpool Zoo

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 20/09/2014 Job Description:

Award winning Blackpool Zoo is looking for an experienced Large Mammal Keeper to assist in the daily care and husbandry needs of the large variety of exotic and domestic mammals that it currently maintains, many of which are managed as part of captive breeding programmes including Giraffe, Blesbok, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Bongo, Amur Tiger, Iberian wolf, Asiatic Elephant, Giant Anteater and Aardvark.

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Head Primate Keeper - Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 12/09/2014 Job Description:

Colchester Zoo is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable person to join its dynamic workforce in the role of Head of Section. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years firsthand experience of working with Great Apes. Knowledge of aquarium LSS will be considered an advantage. Further to this the applicant must have a minimum of 5 years working in a supervisory capacity and with proven leadership skills clearly demonstrated.

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Head of UK Corporate and Public Affairs - The Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust

Salary: £41,057 Closing date: 11/09/2014 Job Description:

The Wildlife Trusts’ central office is looking for an experienced corporate and public affairs professional with a commitment to our cause. The successful candidate will head up our UK policy and diplomacy unit with responsibility for increasing interest in our cause, maximising our influence on decisions that affect wildlife and increasing our income.

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Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant

GWCT

Salary: £16,000 - £24,000 pa Closing date: 19/09/2014 Job Description:

Applicants should preferably be qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a conservation-based subject. A PhD or experience of publishing scientific papers may be required for SRA level.

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Conservation Officer - Orkney

RSPB

Salary: £20,500 to £26,000 per annum Closing date: 11/09/2014 Job Description:

We are looking for someone with lots of enthusiasm to maximise the opportunities to conserve nature in Orkney. Based in Stromness you will work with a whole range of partners across Orkney to ensure key species and habitats are conserved and enhanced.

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Community Wildlife Education Coordinator - North East

Your Seas

Salary: £17,500 per annum Closing date: 04/09/2014 Job Description:

Your seas project aim is to continue to forge links between local communities in the Northeast through participation, education and citizen science.  This role will involve coordinating all Your Seas activities in the North East.

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Ecologist, based in Cardiff

Arup

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: Not Specified Job Description:

This role is for a fixed-term (for one year) for an Ecologist for Consulting West, based mainly in Cardiff – with occasional travel to other offices and work locations in the West Region and beyond.

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Membership recruitment for the Wildlife Trust, based in Birmingham and the Black Country

Closing date: 31/12/2014 Job Description:

The role: We need enthusiastic and dedicated people, with a passion for wildlife and flair for communication, to recruit new members to the Wildlife Trust at pre-booked venues, shows and organised events.

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Volunteer for Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

If you’re interested in wildlife and enjoy working outdoors then Sussex Wildlife Trust is looking for conservation volunteers to help at local nature reserves in your area.

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Conserve the Amazon rainforest, its wildlife and the Amerindian way of life

Fronteering

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

Ever imagined what it would be sleeping in the immensity of the Amazon rainforest while waking up to a serenade of cicadas, singing birds and howling monkeys? Through Fronteering's volunteer abroad projects this dream can become reality!

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Wildlife volunteering in Canada and the USA!

Fronteering

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

Rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals! Through our Volunteer abroad Program you have the opportunity to give a second chance to orphaned wildlife in Canada and the USA.  

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The trials, tribulations and rewards of being a wildlife guide.

Job Description:

Craig Wickham writes about his 25 years as a wildlife guide on Australia's Kangaroo Island

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Volunteer for RSPB Leighton Moss

RSPB

Job Description:

Have you ever considered giving up some of your time to volunteer? Do you love nature and want to help protect it? Then why not consider spending some of your free time volunteering with the RSPB.

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Wildlife & Conservation Volunteering

Bradt Publishing

Job Description:

But how do you chose which project to go for? Or, even more importantly, how do you know that the 'elephant faeces sampling' in Sri Lanka or the 'snake weighing project' in Guyana are bona fide, well run, worthwhile and safe pastimes for young Johnty & Jemima to undertake?

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Volunteers offered free trip to help butterflies in Europe

Job Description:

A new project is inspiring budding naturalists to take a closer look into the world of butterflies in Europe.

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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service needs volunteers

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

A busy Sussex wildlife rescue charity is in need of volunteers who can help with collecting and delivering casualties around East Sussex. The Charity is getting busier every year and is struggling to cope with the demand.

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Help the environment and volunteer with the RSPB

Job Description:

The UK’s largest conservation charity currently has over 12,200 volunteers offering their time to help protect birds and other wildlife and the places they live.

There are hundreds of oppertunities for people with a little time.

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How to get a career in Wildlife photography.

Careers

Job Description:

This is one of the most competitive fields there are in photography. Gone are the days of huge budgets for documentaries or image libraries paying vast amounts for pictures. Most of the oft repeated dross on TV subscription Channels is down to little budgets and saccharine presenters; very few features can stand alongside Planet Earth, Deep Blue and Trials of Life.

Unfortunately nowadays idiotic production companies seem to worry more about having bimbo cement-head presenters than they do original footage. The same can be said for images, especially with the frankly disgraceful 'cheating' that goes on with 'wild' life pictures now. Images are sold royalty free and very few people get fat. Do not let this put you off, talent will always out in the end, but patience and funding is critical, no-one is ever going to give a job to a photography or film student without pedigree. It is essential that one's masthead is a burgeoning one. If this involves taking a loan to go travelling with your camera so be it, prospective employers want to see your portfolio, not listen to vacuous promises. Whether this involves pod casts, promotional DVD's or old fashioned enlargements, they will have to be pretty special to interest the appropriate people.

You need to be original, sensitive and, the old adage of Fleet Street sadly holds true for this more refined art, it has to elicit the reaction of 'Oh wow' or 'Oh my god' or it is likely to be directed to the worthy but ultimately obsolete land fill site of 'could do better' pictures or (alternatively Cable TV).

This is not meant to be a damning indictment of this noble art, but as budgets get squeezed and the genuine wilderness areas become more and more compromised it is critical that imagination, thought, diligence and patience are adhered to otherwise you will tread the wildlife boards for many a year.

Enter competitions, pester news outlets, get in people's faces, it is astonishing how this contributes, but above all be a menacing critic of your own work, only the very best will get you into the ball park.

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