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Dec 14, 2007

How to Be a Conservationist.


How to be a conservationist. Advanced training in field conservation tec from SWEP Paignton Zoo Environmental Park  
 
Training to be a field conservation biologist 
 

Paignton Zoo provides training for future conservation professionals through industrial year placements for undergraduates and internships for graduates.

During their time with Paignton Zoo students and interns carry out projects with direct conservation benefits and are provided with thorough training that equips them for future careers in conservation. Students and interns have greatly contributed to a wide range of Paignton Zoo conservation projects ranging from meadow restoration in one of our UK nature reserves to developing survey techniques for the critically endangered Aders’ duiker in the coastal forests of Kenya.

Of the nine students who have completed placements and internships so far, eight are working within the ecology and conservation sector. Three of these are pursuing PhDs, 1 an MSc, 2 have careers within ecological consultancies and 2 with conservation organisations. 
 

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