Wildlife Manager

 

 

 

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What is a Wildlife Manager? 

A Wildlife Manager’s number one job and responsibility is to ensure that wild animals (including aquatic) maintain healthy populations sizes.

A Wildlife Manager will work really hard to make sure numbers don’t get too large and/or rare or endangered species number grow.

Wildlife Managers can work in game parks, forests, deserts or in any location where wildlife management needs to take place.

What does a Wildlife Manager do?

  • collects data and samples
  • researches and analyses data
  • captures animals for darting and to take biological samples eg blood
  • tracks animals
  • monitors and documents animal behaviour (eg reproduction, eating, migratory patterns)
  • enforces laws
  • develops effective management plans
  • serves as advisors to government, environmental agencies, educational institutions etc
  • plans, creates and manages sanctuaries (sometimes)

Are you . . . ?

  • passionate about the outdoors?
  • interested in conservation?
  • willing to work in all weather conditions?
  • inquisitive?
  • practical?
  • hard working?
  • fit and strong?
  • willing to work in remote places?

How do I become a Wildlife Manager?

Wildlife Managers often have qualifications in a related field, such as biology, forestry, environmental science, or ecology.

There a quite few other paths you can take.

Here are just a few examples:

  • WILDLIFE CENTRE FOR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (University of Pretoria)
  • WILDLIFE CAMPUS
  • CONSERVATION ACADEMY
  • SOUTHERN AFRICAN WILDLIFE COLLEGE
  • SAWMA: The Southern African Wildlife Management Association

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Ornithologist … or … Forester

Is becoming a Wildlife Manager the right career choice for me?

 


 


Maths Required Qualification Required Science Required Work Outdoors