My name is Sascha, I'm German and a 33yo guy who's switching careers from theatre and production design to wildlife conservation. The main reason for this switch is that I can no longer support the hugely negative impact that the art industry has on the environment due to the amounts of decorations that end up as waste in the end and that are often toxic. The list here goes on and on. I also want to focus on nature and wildlife with my day-to-day job in the future because I find it more rewarding and it is closer to the way of life I'd like to live.
Originally working as a set designer and model builder in the theatre and film industry, I undertook professional retraining in ecology, wildlife first aid & rehab as well as in wildlife conservation. In addition to that, I volunteered at two wildlife rescue centres on Vancouver Island and at a Portuguese wolf sanctuary. Educational highlights, so far, have been the workshops in Strategy Development and Project Management for WC by WildTeam UK and my time at the rescue centres. I had the most rewarding moments while caring for wild animal patients. Species I've been handling so far: river otter, great horned owl, fawn, a variety of songbirds, hummingbird, a variety of water fowl, great blue heron, crow, raven.
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