When people hear the word conservation, the only thing that comes to mind are tree-hugging, animal-loving hippies chained to a tree that they are trying to save. Yes, Conservation is partly about protecting endangered plants and animals, but it is much more than that.
Conservation is about transforming the world into a better, cleaner and more sustainable place to live in. It is about conserving and protecting the planet’s resources to ensure that future generations can experience and enjoy nature. In the conservation sector you’ll work to protect, manage and enhance the local environment. This can include grassland, woodland, forests, coastal areas, moorland, mountains and rivers.
The conservation industry is diverse. You might find yourself involved in hunting & trapping, or in activities of conservation bodies, game parks, reserves, wild life parks, zoological establishments and botanical gardens. You may well find yourself in wildlife conservation. Whatever your focus might be, if you love nature and want to protect it, you will find a career in conservation rewarding and fulfilling.
Are you passionate about conserving our world? Do you want to turn this passion into a career? We can help you. CATHSSETA provides funding for bursaries, learnerships, internships and work integrated learning programmes. We also offer career advice.
If you are an employer in the industry, contact us on how you can access funding from CATHSSETA for your skills development interventions.
For more information about this sector or for career advice, please contact your nearest regional office.