A wildlife expert manages a forest and maintains its flora and fauna by administering, protecting and preserving it. You have to learn about silviculture (forest development), protection (legal and other regulations related to forests), and forest mensuration (measuring trees).
What do they do?
. Scientific temperament
. Good knowledge of finance
. Great communication skills for teaching and reaching out to tribals / village people
. Quick decision-making abilities
. Authoritative, able and effective leadership qualities
. Knowledge of the different terrains
. Passionate about nature
. Love of the outdoors
. An inclination to travel
How do I get there?
Take up science after Class 10 (preferably with botany and zoology). The IIFM and IFS both can lead to great careers. Entrance to the IIFM’s PG diploma in forest management programme and fellow programme in management is through the institute’s Common Admission Test. Recruitment to the IFS is through an annual civil service exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Applicants should hold a BSc degree in maths, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, geology, statistics, veterinary science.