Introduction to Forestry & Wildlife
As school children we have been told in our geography classes that 33% of any country should be covered by natural forest to maintain ecological balance. Of course, it is no news that none of the countries in the world are able to keep up to these bare minimum requirements for various developmental reasons. At the same time, we also know that forests are one of the major natural resources any country could count on for its economic growth. The forests are natural habitats for an exotic and exquisite range of flora and fauna; they are the source of innumerable herbs with very effective medicinal values, they are the storehouse of timber and many other invaluable products. It is not an exaggeration if we say that forests and all that it houses is a great contributor to the growth of an economy.
So if you have it in you to preserve our coffers of natural reserves in terms of forests and the wildlife that resides in them one of the best ways to go about it is to join a course in forestry and wildlife. With a specialization in forest and wildlife resources you can give your valuable inputs to the state on how to conserve its forest resource and use the resources optimally without causing an imbalance in the ecology.
Courses available in Forestry & Wildlife
These courses are available as graduate and post graduate degrees such as:
- B.Sc. in Forestry
- M.Sc. in Forestry
- B.Sc. in Wildlife
- M.Sc. in Wildlife
- M.Sc. in Wood Science and Technology
By means of a formal education in forestry and wildlife you can make very valuable contributions to stop the misuse and abuse of these priceless reserves. One can also work towards their sustainable development as a country with a healthy forest reserve is healthy in all senses. You can drive your passion for conservation and preservation by working against the indiscriminate killing and poaching of the wildlife most of which are on a brink of extinction due to man’s greed.
This sector has many adventurous and satisfying job opportunities in the government as well as in NGOs. Private organizations such as timber furniture or plywood manufactures or organizations dealing with raw materials derived from forests would also employ experts as consultants. The world of research is also open to students pursuing these degrees.
So if you are looking for a career that entails saving our natural world and also the satisfying pay packages then look deeper into the foliage of trees around you.