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By Pamela Fehl

The fields of communique, schooling, and go back and forth are experiencing a increase in eco-friendly jobs. Activists and nonprofit employees elevate cash and suggest for environmental motives, academics teach humans approximately environmental concerns and conservation, and ecotourism pros advertise and set up environmentally dependable trip to nature components.

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Work Environment Ecotourism agents/planners generally work 40 hours per week in offices. Hours may sometimes be longer if they need to have telephone conversations or exchange emails with people who are in time zones that differ from theirs. They spend some time traveling to meetings and conferences, and may also spend time traveling to destinations to conduct their own reviews before recommending trips to customers. Outlook Ecotourism is on the rise. More people are seeking meaningful travel experiences where they can contribute to conservation efforts while learning more about ecosystems, wildlife and plant species, and local cultures of certain regions.

Some environmental activists start their own nonprofit environmental groups, to address environmental issues they care deeply about. Starting Out Jump in and become an environmental activist right now. There’s no better way to learn about the job than by actually doing it. Many Environmental Activists╇╇ 43 environmental organizations need volunteers to help them spread the word about their mission and projects, and volunteer work may lead to an entry-level paying position with the organization.

Q. Any tips you can share for students interested in this field? A. My advice is to study and read about the natural sciences. This will give you an appreciation for working in and around nature and the outdoors. Also, there are many outdoor and conservation organizations that appreciate volunteerism. These programs can be fun, from trail work to wildlife rehabilitation. 26 Communication, Education, and Travel (continued from page 23) Requirements High School Eco-resort managers need strong management skills, knowledge of the environment and wildlife, and the ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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