Animal Jobs International: For each of the animal charity jobs below, we have included a brief description about each organisation. These international animal welfare organisations operate worldwide and may have job vacancies in more than one country. For more organisations, please have a look at our ebooks.
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Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) was founded by Dian Fossey in 1978 to save the Gorillas.Dedicated to the conservation of gorillas and their habitats in Africa through anti-poaching, regular monitoring, research, education and support of local communities, DFGFI uniquely continues to promote the ideals and vision of Dr. Dian Fossey. DFGFI have vacancies in Africa and the USA.
Earthwatch Institute International aims to promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators and the general public. To realise this mission, Earthwatch Institute has three recognised areas of focus: Research, Education and Conservation. Job and Internship opportunities are posted as they become available in one of Earthwatch Institute’s offices worldwide.
Global Witness (https://www.globalwitness.org/): exposes the corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems and aims to drive campaigns that end impunity, resource-linked conflict and environmental abuses. They have offices in the UK and the USA and advertise vacancies as they arise.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) (http://www.ifaw.org): has become a respected force for animal welfare and environmental protection throughout the world, with a large supporter group who assist their national and international efforts to protect animals from cruelty and preserve their habitats. They have global vacancies and advertise them as they become available.
International Rivers Network (IRN) works to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them. IRN opposes destructive dams and the development model they advance, and encourages better ways of meeting people’s needs for water and energy and protection from destructive floods. To achieve this mission, IRN collaborates with a global network of local communities, social movements, non–governmental organisations and other partners. Through research, education and advocacy, IRN works to halt destructive river infrastructure projects, address the legacies of existing projects, improve development policies and practices, and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.
International Crane Foundation (ICF) (http://www.savingcranes.org): works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. ICF is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to these ecosystems. To accomplish its mission, ICF relies on a wide range of education and conservation activities directed toward the many countries where cranes occur. Job vacancies advertised as they arise.
Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation works to advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things. The objectives of the Institute are to: increase primate habitat conservation, increase awareness of, support for and training in issues related to our relationship with each other, the environment and other animals, expand non-invasive research programs on chimpanzees and other primates, promote activities that ensure the well-being of chimpanzees, other primates and animal welfare activities in general. JGI offers worldwide vacancies.
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) aims to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. NOLS students enrol for a variety of personal goals, from skill development to wilderness appreciation to leadership development. It is a private, non-profit, educational corporation, with the international headquarters located in Lander, Wyoming. NOLS operates in 11 locations throughout the world and hopes to attract the best professional staff interested in teaching wilderness skills and leadership, and in the management and operation of an outdoor education program. They advertise vacancies on their web site.
Peregrine Fund (World Centre for Birds of Prey) (http://www.peregrinefund.org/): works nationally and internationally, to conserve birds of prey in nature. They work to restore species in jeopardy, conserve habitat, educate students, train conservationists and provide factual information to the public. They strive to be successful through cooperation and hard-work, using common sense, being hands-on and non-political, and by emphasising solutions. They are an international organisation, employing over 100 staff – vacancies are advertised as they become available.
A Rocha International (http://arocha.org/en/): is a Christian nature conservation organisation, the name coming from the Portuguese for “the Rock”, as the first initiative was a field study centre near the Alvor Estuary in Portugal. The organisation has become a family of projects working in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Their projects are frequently cross-cultural in character, and share a community emphasis, with a focus on science and research, practical conservation and environmental education. They have international job vacancies as well as a comprehensive volunteer programme.
Save the Rhino International works to conserve genetically viable populations of critically endangered rhinoceros species in the wild. Their aim is to increase rhino numbers by providing financial and in-kind support for rhino projects and for community-based initiatives. They encourage and enable the sharing of information, experience and skills between rhino projects. Vacancies are advertised as they arise.
SeaWeb International is a communications-based non-profit organisation that uses social marketing techniques to advance ocean conservation. By raising public awareness, advancing science-based solutions and mobilising decision-makers around ocean conservation, they are leading voices for a healthy ocean. They have offices in Paris, London and the USA. Job vacancies advertised.
TRAFFIC the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC’s vision is of a world in which trade in wild plants and animals will be managed at sustainable levels without damaging the integrity of ecological systems and in such a manner that it makes a significant contribution to human needs, supports local and national economies and helps to motivate commitments to the conservation of wild species and their habitats. TRAFFIC has gained a reputation as a reliable and impartial organisation. It is a global network, research-driven and action-oriented, committed to delivering innovative and practical solutions based on the latest information. TRAFFIC offers worldwide job vacancies.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (http://www.unep-wcmc.org): works to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UNEP offer worldwide vacancies.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) operates in more than 100 countries working for a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF currently fund around 2,000 conservation projects and employs almost 4,000 people across the planet. The organisation is unique in that it has local and global presence – talking to tribes of Baka pygmies in the central African rainforests, through to face-to-face discussions with institutions such as the World Bank and the European Commission.
World Land Trust is an international conservation charity based in Suffolk, UK. Since its foundation in 1989 as the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, the World Land Trust has been working to preserve the world’s most biologically important and threatened lands, and has helped purchase and protect over 300,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife, in Belize, Costa Rica, the Philippines, South America and the UK
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) (http://www.wcs.org/)strives to save wildlife and wild lands through science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the Bronx Zoo. Together, these activities change individual attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. Vacancies and voluntary positions are numerous and kept up to date on their website.
WorldFish Centre (http://www.worldfishcenter.org): is an autonomous, non-profit organisation, and was established as an international centre in 1977. The Center is an operational entity with programs funded by grants from private foundations and governments. They strive to be the science partner of choice for delivering aquaculture and fisheries solutions in developing countries. Worldwide vacancies are advertised on their website.
WildAid (http://www.wildaid.org): aims to decimate the illegal wildlife trade within our lifetimes and end the illegal wildlife trade within an immediate timeframe and realistic economic parameters. They have headquarters in San Francisco with offices in China, India, Vladivostok, Cambodia, Thailand, Galapagos, Quito, London, Washington, D.C., and New York City. With offices around the world, individuals will have the opportunity to help in their local communities. To inquire about current opportunities in your local area, e-mail a brief cover letter detailing your interests and a resume directly to the WildAid office of your choice. Paid jobs are advertised on their website.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) (http://www.wcs.org/): is the global voice for the protection of whales, dolphins and their environment. They have offices in Argentina, Australia, Germany, the UK and the USA, as well as a world-wide network of field projects and consultants. Jobs are advertised.
World Animal Protection (http://www.worldanimalprotection.org.uk/help-animals): aims to promote the concept of animal welfare in regions of the world where there are few, if any, measures to protect animals. WAP work is focused on four priority animal welfare areas: Companion animals – responsible pet ownership, humane stray management and preventing cruelty. Commercial exploitation of wildlife – intensive farming and cruel management and killing of wild animals for food or products. Farm animals – intensive farming, long distance transportation and slaughter of domestic animals for food. Disaster relief for animals – providing care to animals in distress from man-made or natural disasters. Job vacancies advertised as they arise.
We hope to include as many worldwide animal welfare, wildlife and conservation charity organisations on this site as possible and will add more as we get them! If you would like to see your organisations’ animal or conservation jobs listed here, please get in touch with us for more information.
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