Africa, as a continent, is large, and densely populated, in various places, but at the same time, wild and untouched, in many others. A continent, rich in natural resources, home to incredible inhabitants, and sadly, the land of many endangered species. Be it aquatic or land based, cold or warm blooded, eight legged or botanic, all living organisms, even microscopic ones, need to be cared for.
Redefining an Approach to Conservation:
With the rise of international interest, and commercialised ventures towards conservation, there has been an increase in the awareness shown towards the environment, not just on the African continent, but on the planet, as a whole.
Individuals, from various sectors of industries and specialisations, are now entering into conservation, through full, part time, or volunteering commitments. The scope of opportunities in this field, is extremely open, and still has room to grow further.
Earth – home to us all, and the place that rocks, non stop. Making sure that the planet just keeps spinning on, is an incredibly difficult, and somewhat breathtaking process.
Being able to make a difference, transform a corner of the world into a better, cleaner, more natural place, is something everyone should look to do, because our efforts are needed, now, more than ever.
In essence, it’s all about conserving what probably will, at some stage, just run out. This Planet’s resources and inhabitants are always at risk - with only a few superheroes trying to make that difference.
Welcome to the working world of the environment!
From discovering new relations between, and varieties of, beasts, birds and beetles , to volunteering to save the planet’s most endangered species, we look at some of the coolest and most adventurous environmental careers on the planet!