Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife Biologists are scientists that observe and study the behaviors of animals.

Wildlife Biologist

What does a Wildlife Biologist do?
Wildlife Biologists may perform the following tasks:
  • Plan and coordinate wildlife assessment activities and research
  • Act as advocate and spokesperson for wildlife and ecosystem concerns within their scope of research
  • Interact with other scientists, professionals, and advocacy groups to preserve and monitor habitats and populations in the wild and in protection
  • Draft reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders, policy-makers and the public
  • Collect samples and conduct observational research in the lab, the field, and protected environments
  • Monitor and document animal behavior in the lab, the field, and protected environments
  • Make sure data/specimen collection and recordkeeping is accurate and adheres to relevant safety procedures
  • Communicate with national, regional and international initiatives in order to share information and assessment data
  • Continually review current research and scientific literature in the field
  • Consult on and implement habitat mitigation and remediation measures
  • Consult on environmental and site assessments as they affect wildlife biology
  • Travel to temporary field assignments in remote locations
  • Conduct and/or oversee wildlife population surveys
  • Provide information and expert testimony for ecological and environmental impact assessments
  • Provide technical expertise related to wildlife survey design
  • Prepare wildlife management plants
  • Monitor trends of wildlife populations
  • Consult on how to best mitigate the impacts of development on wildlife.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • an interest in conservation and the environment
  • analytical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • strong organisational and project management skills.
Undergraduate Courses To Become

Wildlife Biologist

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Wildlife Biologist

Coursework courses to pursue this career