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The Conservation Guide (How to find honest volunteer project reviews)

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So you want to get involved in conservation? Perhaps a little frustratingly, everyone so far has told you that the first thing you need to do is ‘get experience’.

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Why Volunteering With Animals Does Nothing For Conservation

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Saving individual animals should always come second to saving species, which in turn comes second to protecting habitats.

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10 Pieces of Advice on Raising Money for Expeditions

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Lots of people dream of leading or joining an expedition. Most probably perceive raising money to be their biggest obstacle for doing so.

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How to get into Conservation in 7 Easy Steps

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I find best way to make them ordinary is to surround yourself with extraordinary people.

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How a Conservation Volunteer Experience Can Advance Your Career

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Landing your first job is typically the biggest hurdle in anyone’s professional journey. A resume filled with extracurricular activities and summer jobs is pretty much guaranteed to get lost in the shuffle. On top of that there are certain fields that are notoriously known for being difficult to get a foot in the door. Conservation being one of them.

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The 12 Types Of Conservation Career (and how to choose which one is for you?)

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I want to work in conservation, but I’m not sure where to start.

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Do you Need a Masters or PhD to Work in Conservation?

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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?

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Advice For Doing Work That Matters To You

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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.

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How to make a Conservation Film and make a Difference (..starting with this book)

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If you’re alive now (and you are), then you’re alive at just about the most important time in human history for conservation.

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Is The UK Plastic Bag Charge Missing The Point?

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10% of the plastics we create every year, end up in the oceans. So we need to make sure that the 5p plastic bag charge doesn’t miss an opportunity.

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What Next? How To Build On Your First Expedition

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Expeditions can feel like the culmination of months or years of hard work, and the comedown of stepping back into reality can be strange. But just as they say ‘it’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all’ – the same is true for expeditions.

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Yet Another Example Of How Adventure And Citizen Science Are Compatible

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Phew, when stepping out into the cold London night, it’s events like this that serve to remind you to keep trying to do, whatever it is you want to do.

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