30 November 2015

Now published: CJS Focus on Wildlife & Animal Work in association with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)

20 pages in total, the lead article, a joint RZSS effort includes a piece from Roisin Campbell-Palmer of the Scottish Beaver Trial, it details how she got involved and how the re-introduction project has progressed in Scotland. It also includes a piece from Colin Oulton, Animal Team Leader at Edinburgh Zoo, he describes his career path and provides information on promising zoo conservation work which will hopefully ensure the survival of the Socorro dove in its native Mexico. Dr Chris Gleed-Owen is the Chair of the British Herpetological Society and he writes about working and volunteering in amphibian research, how to get involved and some suggestions for ways to succeed in a career within research. Wild animals increasingly struggle to thrive in today’s world but wildlife rescue centres like Secret World Wildlife Rescue help as much as they can with an army of volunteer helpers to look after injured, orphaned and abused creatures. We interview a Wildlife Crime Officer from North Yorkshire Police about his job, the crimes he encounters and how he works to help wildlife.  Bird ringing with the BTO is an essential data gathering exercise, Ruth Walker gives some information about the job of ringing and the other tasks carried out to provide more data from monitored birds. Jemima Parry-Jones MBE of the International Centre for Birds of Prey lays out some hard facts about a job working with birds of prey. Lots of people want to be wildlife camera operators, but how difficult is it to get in to? Piers Warren from Wildeye International School of Wildlife Film-making gives lots of information about how you can find out more and some tips to help you on your way. And finally Martin Harper has worked for RSPB for 11 years but how did he land the role of Conservation Director? Martin talks about his early career and what made him want to work for the benefit of nature. Read it here