Start an Exciting Career as a Game Ranger
If you are interested in wildlife and tourism then game ranger jobs are an exciting opportunity to launch your career in this industry. Other tourism job vacancies include Game Wardens, Researchers as well as Field Rangers. Game Rangers must have an extensive knowledge of the local wildlife, trees and bushes. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are also required for this position.
It is necessary to complete tertiary training in order to apply to become a Game Ranger. In South Africa there are numerous institutions which offer training. If you want to become a Game Ranger, you can study at the South African Wildlife College or the University of South Africa. Part-time positions offer employees an opportunity to gain experience and learn more about South Africa’s wildlife and trees.
Game Rangers play an important role in conserving South Africa’s wildlife. Duties include monitoring the health of the wildlife in the reserve and keeping the wildlife safe from poachers. Game Rangers may be required to capture game and introduce new animals to the reserve. Population management is another responsibility associated with this position. Game Rangers are required to maintain a good relationship with the local community as well as the wider public in the country. Environmental education is an important part of this position in order to promote an awareness of conservation. Game Rangers are expected to complete administrative duties and financial tasks. Staff members may be involved in research which includes studying and monitoring wildlife on the reserve in order to collect relevant data. It is important that sustainable plans are put into place so that natural sources are not exploited.
With the vast range of duties associated with Game Ranger positions this is an interesting and challenging job that helps preserve the wildlife in South Africa.
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