A career in biodiversity. There is some duplication between Ecology and Biodiversity and these two areas are often put together, however in simple terms biodiversity is the variety of plants &/or animals in a particular habitat and usually a greater diversity is preferable.
If you're looking for Ecology click here.
If you're looking specifically for working with wildlife click here.
Typical jobs include Ecologist and Botanist the National Careers Service has role profiles of these and many more. You'll also see jobs such as Biodiversity and Conservation Officer, Field Worker, Environmental Specialist and highly specialised roles such as Marine Project Manager advertised with CJS.
See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.
Practical management roles such as River Restoration, including biodiversity can be seen here.
To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a good start.
See current biodiversity volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
See current practical management volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
There are many different skills and qualifications required to work in the biodiversity field
For practical work skills such as
If you're thinking of a career in the biodiversity field there are details of longer courses, from foundation certifications to more specialised Masters Degrees on the Training Directory here.
There is a range of Distance Learning courses in a range of subjects such as statistics for ecologists, field techniques for surveying and habitat restoration see these here.
The importance of orchards and harvests, The Orchard Project
Renewable energy on the Hadlow Estate
Introducing Nature North: an unprecedented collaboration to will power Nature Recovery in the North of England
What is Organic September, Soil Association
National Highways: Low Nutrient Grasslands - reducing maintenance and increasing biodiversity
Life on the Edge - Working for Nature and Well-being in Outer London, Harrow Council
Biological Recording, Natural History Museum
Dynamic Dunescapes: shifting sands – dune rejuvenation
The National Biodiversity Network Trust – sharing wildlife data for 20 years
The Orchard Habitat, People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)
National Bat Monitoring Programme – a volunteer based project, Bat Conservation Trust
Why Bats Matter, Bat Conservation Trust
The Bass Rock, Scottish Seabird Centre
Marine life passion, Marine Photo
River Restoration and Habitat Enhancement, River Restoration Centre