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Natural Resource Manager

Natural resource managers develop conservation plans for nature reserves, land and other natural resources, so that people can use these resources in an ecologically sustainable way.

Duties & Tasks
Natural resource managers may perform the following tasks:
  • assess techniques for flora and fauna conservation
  • monitor components of the environment, such as soil, water and air
  • develop practical solutions for environmental management and rehabilitation
  • develop techniques to ensure the development and use of vital land and water resources is ecologically sustainable
  • undertake plant and animal pest management
  • undertake bush regeneration activities
  • work with land managers to improve biodiversity on private lands
  • organise geological, plant and animal research
  • undertake laboratory work
  • develop resource management policy
  • work with government and environmental groups
  • run community education programmes.
  • Personal requirements
  • interested in conservation and management of the environment
  • aptitude for science
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • able to work indoors and outdoors
  • patient and able to persevere
  • good project management skills.
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