South Africa has natural wealth beyond comparison with exceptional species richness, diversity and endemism. To ensure the integrity of our ecological systems and services for natural and human wellbeing, we need accurate biological information. Biology in conservation examines interactions between living things (natural and human) with and within ecological systems.
Biologists undertake extensive fieldwork and work in laboratories processing and curating samples. They might also spend some time in an office. They work with and advise other natural science professionals as well as teach and supervise students in the related research fields.
Biologists require a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of biological principles, processes and interactions. They will additionally benefit from:
Study the origin, structure, function and development of animal and plant life within ecological environment
Collect and analyse biological data
Review and provide feedback on reports related to biological projects
Supervise projects and report and publish scientific findings
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Biological Sciences at all universities
National, provincial and local government.
Conservation organisations, both public and private.
NGOs, research institutions, zoos and aquariums.