I'm an optimist, so I try to make sure when I give talks on conservation, that there is a healthy mix of depressing reality and hope for the future. Unsurprisingly audiences don't really enjoy leaving thoroughly depressed.
Corey Bradshaw runs my favorite conservation blog, down under. The best feature is an enormous back catalog of cartoons around the theme of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Is science and academia the only route in? What if you've had a different career and want to move into the area - do you need to go back to university and study?
The conservation sector is for many a dream career direction; but 'getting into it' can be hard, and finding work that matters to you, even harder.