Conservation Officer

Develop and implement programs and regulations to protect natural resources.

Conservation Officer

Conservation Officer

Roles and responsibilities

Conservation Officers:

  • evaluate habitats, wildlife and fisheries needs
  • formulate short and long term management goals and objectives
  • enforce laws and regulations to conserve and protect fish and wildlife
  • undertake environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
  • propose solutions to address negative environmental impact
  • study the effects of factors, such as terrain, altitude, climatic and environmental change, sources of nutrition, predators and the impacts of humans on animal and plant life
  • study and analyse pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
  • develop conservation and management policies for biological resources such as fish populations and forests, and establish standards and develop approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
  • implement policies and organise activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage
  • participate in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Conservation Officers:

  • evaluate habitats, wildlife and fisheries needs
  • formulate short and long term management goals and objectives
  • enforce laws and regulations to conserve and protect fish and wildlife
  • undertake environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
  • propose solutions to address negative environmental impact
  • study the effects of factors, such as terrain, altitude, climatic and environmental change, sources of nutrition, predators and the impacts of humans on animal and plant life
  • study and analyse pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
  • develop conservation and management policies for biological resources such as fish populations and forests, and establish standards and develop approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
  • implement policies and organise activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage
  • participate in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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