You definitely don't need a PhD, or any other qualification for that matter, to work in conservation. But, for some, it can be a great way in.
Swapping Lloyds Bank for the Peruvian Amazon (how to get into conservation with no previous experience)
When searching for an internship online it was like a minefield, so many to choose from. Everyone I emailed sent me a sales pitch back, they all seemed like glorified travel agents, all too perfect.
Just a few days ago we released a film of our research expedition, and now with excitement and fanfare we have a new paper out describing a new species of rough-skinned Gephyromantis frog.
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?
From the swarms of crabs rolling across the beach, the militant camels that would raid our flour supplies, evening camp fires with our new Omani friends and of course the jet black night sky...
I'm currently working on a project up in the Scottish Highlands together with the fantastic organisation Trees for Life. Their Dundreggan estate in Glen Moriston holds..
It's remarkably easy to sit in a centrally heated office, cosily hatching plans through the Winter. Distances look shorter, methods seem simpler and the prospect of a summer of fieldwork in the hills sounds positively straight forward.