How High School Students Can Start Their Career with Wildlife or in Conservation

It’s true that most jobs require experience and education to get started in this field. And because of hazards on the job, employment and volunteer opportunities maybe restricted to those over the age of 18. However, if you have a … Continue reading

The Other Skills Needed for Jobs in Wildlife

Some skills you need may seem obvious if you are seeking jobs in wildlife.  Such a career requires education and experience in cleaning cages, animal handling, wild animal nutrition, veterinary medicine, and enclosure construction and maintenance. If your work involves … Continue reading

Park Ranger Job Description

Park Ranger Job Duties Within the park ranger job description, park rangers perform a range of duties throughout their careers. These include: • management of the natural habitat using known habitat conservation and restoration techniques • office work that includes analyzing … Continue reading

Wildlife Rehabilitator Job Description

Wildlife Rehabilitator Job Duties Working as a wildlife rehabilitator is one of those jobs in wildlife that will have you working directly with animals. The central goal of a wildlife rehab center is to provide care for sick and injured … Continue reading

Habitat Restoration Job Description

Habitat Restoration Job Duties Habitat restoration professionals work to restore habitat back to its pre-human development state and to conserve habitat. The job duties are highly variable and can include: • controlling and removing invasive plants and animals • working … Continue reading

Wild Animal Caretaker and Zookeeper Job Description

Animal Caretaker and Zookeeper Job Duties Becoming a zookeeper or other wild animal caretaker is certainly a labor of love. As part of the zookeeper job description, zookeepers are generally assigned to a certain section of a zoo, such as … Continue reading

The Ecological Impact of Oil Spills

By Jkala M. Assar The Exxon Valdez spill of 1989 slicked over 11,000 square miles of water and altered 1,300 miles of pristine Alaskan coastline. Originally, wildlife mortality was estimated to be nearly 250,000 sea mammals, fowl, and other coastal … Continue reading