New Ultimate Guide | Careers in Ecotourism

Meet the travel guide for careers in ecotourism! Do you have an overzealous case of wanderlust AND a burning passion for conservation? Why not fuse them in an ecotourism career that offers the best of both worlds?
New Ultimate Guide | Careers in Ecotourism

“Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel” – The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)

In many ways, careers in ecotourism have it all: the ability to make a difference for wildlife, habitats and local communities; the adventure and excitement of travel; meaningful global connections; and perhaps even a chance to explore your entrepreneurial side. 

Careers in ecotourism can also offer more opportunities (and pay) than other highly-competitive Conservation Job Types that rely primarily on donor funding.

We’ve designed this Ultimate Guide like a travel guidebook – to give you a glimpse of some of the exciting adventures in store if you embark on a career in ecotourism.

Feel free to explore everything cover to cover, or travel straight to the section you need.

In this guide you'll find: 

  • What is ecotourism? | Conservation through experience
  • What types of ecotourism jobs exist?
  • What are the different types of ecotourism employers?
  • What kind of people suit careers in ecotourism?
  • What top skills, education and experience are in demand in ecotourism?
  • How do I know if ecotourism is doing good?
  • Take home messages for careers in ecotourism
  • Need some help finding an ecotourism job?
  • Useful links and free stuff

Read the full guide at

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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
over 2 years ago

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Go to the profile of Kristi Foster
over 2 years ago

Thanks so much Thirza - I missed adding a channel in my haste, and that's great to know how badges work. Much appreciated!