At Knowsley Safari in Merseyside, a dream job for the UK’s future Liz Bonnins and David Attenboroughs is up for grabs.
An opportunity to work with and protect endangered Amur Tigers, Eld’s Deer, camels, and even vultures awaits the successful candidate for the role of Conservation and Research Coordinator at the 550-acre Safari.
With over 1,200 animals, including tigers, lions, rhinos, and wolves, Knowsley Safari is a popular destination for those interested in wildlife and habitat conservation. It is located close to Liverpool.
In order to support global breeding and conservation efforts, the new hire will get to know the animals inside and out, both at the safari and possibly in far-off nations like Cambodia, Peru, and Mongolia.
The selected applicant will be expected to oversee field conservation projects, manage native species and habitat surveys, collaborate with international organisations that safeguard animal populations, and manage conservation efforts as a member of Safari’s conservation team.
Furthermore, they will collaborate closely with the animal leadership team to determine which animal research priorities are most important in order to gain important insights into the biology, ecology, behaviour, and threats of each species.
Nikki Mallott, Head of Conservation at Knowsley Safari said:
“You don’t have to be Dr. Doolittle to work here, but it helps! A love of animals and a passion for their protection is a must. This is an important role that will not only help us get a deeper understanding of the animals we’re trying to protect but will also help ensure their numbers don’t dwindle to the point of extinction. There are only around 500 Amur Tigers left worldwide and while their numbers are slowly increasing thanks to conservation projects like ours, big cats in the wild still remain at risk due to poaching, logging, forest fires, and prey depletion.
“This role requires an understanding of conservation and research within a modern zoological collection and a passion for saving endangered species. If this is you and you like the thought of stepping onto a living set of Madagascar every day, we’d love to hear from you.”
Three positions are available in the conservation team at Knowsley Safari right now: Operations Manager, Conservation Engagement Coordinator, and Conservation and Research Coordinator.
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