Job Description for a Wildlife Conservation Officer

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Job Description for a Wildlife Conservation Officer
Much like a security officer, a wildlife conservation officer serves and protects nature. (officer concentrating image by Ian Danbury from

The job of a Wildlife Conservation Officer is to defend the great outdoors. Each measure of his work is done to preserve wildlife and natural resources.

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Job Duties

The responsibilities of a wildlife conservation officer include enforcing hunting and fishing regulations and teaching safety and conservation practices. Like police officers, conservation officers also have the authority to warn or issue tickets and warrants.


Wildlife conservation officers must obtain a minimum of a bachelor's degree. A degree in law enforcement, biology or wildlife management is ideal.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Outlook Handbook project good growth for this job field, between 7 to 13 per cent between 2008 and 2018.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for this field is £34,450 as of mid-2000.

Work Environment

Officers spend the majority of their work hours outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather and in isolated areas. Wildlife conservation officers may be employed by federal, state or local government. Jobs are also found in state and national parks and with county extension offices and research facilities.

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