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Forest and Wildlife Management

Forest and wildlife management is an occupation that deals with protecting endangered and threatened species and subspecies and their habitats, as well as the non-threatened agricultural animals and game species. 

Career Options

  • - Wildlife Biologist - Fisheries and Wildlife Technician - Natural Resource Specialist - Disaster Response Environmental Specialists - Habitat Biologist

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Time Management Skills - Action Adjustment - Logical reasoning - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems - Knowledge/ understanding of new techniques - Using mathematics to solve problems - Talking to others to convey information effectively. - Determination towards work

Courses to be pursued

  • - Diploma in Wildlife management techniques - Diploma in Fish pond management - Diploma in Habitat manipulation - Diploma in Mammalogy - Diploma in Dendrology

Top Colleges

  • Wildlife Institute of India Address: Chandrabani, Mehu Wala Mafi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001 Phone: 0135 264 0115 wii.gov.in/
  • Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education Address: Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Phone: 0135 222 4848 Website: www.icfre.gov.in/

Working Conditions

Forest and wildlife managers work in offices, classrooms, laboratories or the outdoors for the government, universities, conservation organizations and the private sector. Most positions are full-time and may include fieldwork in remote, physically demanding locations, such as extremely hot or cold climates.

Top Companies

  • Forest Research Institute, Address: P.O. New Forest- Dehradun (India) Phone : (+91 135-2755277) Website: http://www.fri.res.in
  • Wagner Forest Management Address: 150 Orford Rd, Lyme, NH 03768, USA Phone: +1 603-795-2002 Website: https://www.wagnerforest.com/

Successful Persons

Jadav "Molai" Payeng

Padma Shri Jadav "Molai" Payeng (born 1963) is a Mishing tribe environmental activist and forestry worker from Jorhat, India. Over the course of several decades, he planted and tended trees on a sandbar of the river Brahmaputra turning it into a forest reserve.

Kallen Pokkudan

Kallen Pokkudan is considered an iconic figure in the field of environmental conservation. The environmental activist and author is known for his work for the protection, conservation and proliferation of mangroves in Kerala since the 1980s. He has planted over one lakh mangrove saplings across the state in almost three decades.

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