A wildlife consultant is a scientist who provides hands-on wildlife management assistance to ranchers, farmers, landowners, hunting clubs, and wildlife agencies on an independent consultation basis.
What does a Wildlife Consultant do?
Wildlife Consultants may perform the following tasks:
- create or evaluate habitat restoration plans
- conduct wildlife surveys
- plan and implement management programs to reduce the number of deer or other animals
- manage wildlife to optimize populations for recreation and ecotourism purposes
- plan and implement management programs to maximize the number the trophy animals on client lands
- conduct wildlife surveys and make harvest recommendations
- conduct wildlife habitat assessments for clients who are planning to purchase land
- provide budgeting, marketing, and safety planning services to ranchers, farmers, and other landowners who are integrating commercial wildlife operations.
What personal requirements will you need?
- an interest in wildlife 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
Required major/s to pursue this career
Postgraduate Courses To Become
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The University of Western Australia