doll wrote:Is the pay good? Do you travel? Do you expedience the world's habitats in an attempt to conserve them? Do you ever get contact with wildlife? Ever have to rescue hurt or sick endangered species? !!??
I'm always slightly worried when the first question about conservation jobs is whether the pay is good. The truth is that conservation is not a job you can do for money, you will probably spend a lot of time volunteering for no pay at all, at your own cost in order to gather enough experience to apply for paid jobs to start with.
Contact with wildlife is generally discouraged if you are doing research unless you are tagging in which case it may be necessary to capture the animal to fit the tracking device.
Rescuing animals is more wildlife rehabilitation that conservation, two different things.
Generally it's safe to say, wildlife conservation is definitely not what it is made out to be on the television but it is a very exciting field if you are willing to put in the effort and suffer disappointments to reach your goal.
"There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by observing prisoners held in solitary confinement" - Jacques Cousteau
We're not unique, just at one end of the spectrum.