Profession nature conservation officer
Nature conservation officers manage and improve the local environment within all the sectors of a local community. They promote awareness of and understanding about the natural environment. This work can be very varied and involve projects related to species, habitats and communities. They educate people and raise overall awareness of environmental issues.
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- Social / Realistic
- Investigative / Enterprising
The study of how organisms interact and their relation to the ambient environment.
Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.
- Fire prevention procedures
The regulations concerning fire and explosion prevention, and the equipment, systems and methods used in it.
- Environmental legislation
The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.
- Promote sustainable management
Contribute to planning and policy development for sustainable management, including input in environmental impact assessments.
- Keep task records
Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.
- Monitor nature conservation
Evaluating and monitoring features of nature conservation interest in habitats and sites.
- Respond to enquiries
Respond to enquiries and requests for information from other organisations and members of the public.
- Advise on nature conservation
Provide information and suggested actions relating to the conservation of nature.
- Promote sustainability
Promote the concept of sustainability to the public, colleagues and fellow professionals through speeches, guided tours, displays and workshops.
- Ensure compliance with environmental legislation
Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.
- Implement biodiversity action plans
Promoting and implementing local and national biodiversity action plans in partnership with local/national statutory and voluntary organisations.
- Report on environmental issues
Compile environmental reports and communicate on issues. Inform the public or any interested parties in a given context on relevant recent developments in the environment, forecasts on the future of the environment, and any problems and possible solutions.
- Conduct research on flora
Collect and analyse data about plants in order to discover their basic aspects such as origin, anatomy, and function.
- Assess environmental impact
Monitor environmental impacts and carry out assessments in order to identify and to reduce the organisation's environmental risks while taking costs into account.
- Conduct research on fauna
Collect and analyse data about animal life in order to discover the basic aspects such as origin, anatomy, and function.
- Manage staff
Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.
- Analyse environmental data
Analyse data that interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.
- Protect wilderness areas
Protect a wilderness area by monitoring uses and enforcing regulations.
- Educate people about nature
Speak to a variety of audiences about e.g. information, concepts, theories and/or activities related to nature and its conservation. Produce written information. This information may be presented in a range of formats e.g. display signs, information sheets, posters, website text etc.
Optional knowledge and skillsfish biology aquatic ecology business management principles ecological principles analyse ecological data conserve natural resources forest ecology animal welfare legislation molecular biology applied zoology wildlife projects investigate pollution botany manage contracts manage volunteers brief volunteers educate public on fire safety monitor wildlife animal biology support volunteers ensure the safety of endangered species and protected areas work within communities wildlife estimate duration of work natural areas maintenance conduct environmental surveys write work-related reports work in outdoor conditions conduct educational activities coordinate educational programmes advise on soil and water protection
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