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.
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.
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 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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