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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Nature Conservation Officer

Nature conservation officers engage in protection, management and enhancement of the environment. They promote use of the countryside whilst raising awareness of understanding of the natural environment. Part of their role includes developing policy with local and national impacts; setting and promoting targets within national biodiversity action plans.

Consider working with nature
Consider working with nature

Job titles within this sector are varied and include: sustainable development officers, project officers or biodiversity officers, conservation assistants and technicians.

Typical work activities

A key feature of the job is working with other people, motivating interest in the general public. The role involves a variety of desk and field based work, planning and implementing policy.


Interested in working in nature conservation?

Qualifications and work experience

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