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Nature Conservationist

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Nature conservationists are responsible for the practical management of the countryside. They develop policies to preserve and protect areas such as woodlands, fields, rivers, mountains, forests or coastal areas, to develop awareness and understanding and to encourage visitors.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for suitably qualified nature conservationists tends to be around £20,000 a year. Experienced conservationists and project managers may earn up to £30,000 and above.

Conditions

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Getting In

Nature conservationists work for government departments and agencies such as the Forestry and Land Scotland, NatureScot, environmental research centres and voluntary conservation organisations such as the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
1438
2.9 %
RISE
2026
1479

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What Does it Take?

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You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
Tel: 01962 868626
E-mail: enquiries@cieem.net
Website: http://www.cieem.net
Twitter: @CIEEMnet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cieem91/

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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