In this episode, I talk with scientist and science communicator Stephanie Martin about a topic near and dear to her heart – barriers to entry in the field of wildlife biology.
A lot of people may not know this, but experience is key for young wildlife biologists. Because conservation and science both are not lucrative fields, it is common for organizations and employers to hire people without paying them.
In fact, there are not only a lot of people willing to work for free, but there are also people willing to PAY to be able to work. This is especially true for work on charismatic species or in exotic field locations.
In this podcast, Stephanie and I discuss these barriers to entry and what it means for conservation and science. We go over:
What exactly are the barriers to entry in conservation and wildlife biology careers (there are several)
To connect with Stephanie and for full show notes, click here: https://stephanieschuttler.com/barriers-to-entry-in-wildlife-and-conservation-jobs-with-stephanie-martin/.
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