Biologist in the Environment Sector

Biologist in the Environment Sector


Biologists can work on environmental issues to preserve and protect the environment, to solve environmental problems and to preserve the natural world for future generations. Biologists from state and national parks, zoos and botanical gardens and aquariums and environmental centers are engaged in conservation programs for endangered species and habitats and act as environmental educators for the general public. In addition, management and conservation biologists often collaborate with members of a scientific community of expert groups to develop and implement species, habitat, ecosystem, and specialty management plans. Other possible employment opportunities may be with state environmental and natural resources agencies, non-profit organisations, private environmental and ecological consulting companies, environmental or wildlife rehabilitation centers and protected species.

Environmental biologists can deal with many specialties such as:

  • Ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Taxonomic
  • Systematic Botany
  • Protection of nature and the environment
  • Environmental education
  • Teaching of the natural sciences
  • Botany
  • Mycology
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Herpetology
  • Marine biology
  • Entomology
  • Animal behavior
  • Ichthyology
  • Aquaculture
  • and other areas

In the Environmental Sector, many Biologists work in the following Services (indicative):

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment
  • Environment Department
  • Institute of Agricultural Research
  • Department of Fisheries and Marine Research
  • Agriculture Department
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Study Companies
  • Environmental Education and Information Centers
  • Environmental NGOs
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Veterinary Services
  • Zoos
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Banks of seed and genetic material
  • National Parks
  • Protected areas
  • Management bodies of protected areas
  • Aquariums
  • Natural History Museums
  • Organic crops
  • Fish farms