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Careers in Business - Conservation and Ecotourism

A list of the careers categorized as those where people start their own businesses while promoting conservation, species education and tourism.

The list also includes the various breeders, as most contribute to species management and conservation, when done right.

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Click on the name of the career for a short description of the career. When you want to learn more, click on the CAREER PAGE link to access the full Profile.

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Amphibians

A person who mates carefully selected amphibians (caecilians, frogs, toads, salamanders, newts) of the same species to reproduce offspring with the same qualities and characteristics. The keeping of live amphibians as a hobby or to sell for income is called herpetoculture.

Amphibian breeders generally breed specific species for either the pet trade or conservation.

The kind of breeder will be determined by the species you are interested in:

  • Caecilian breeder
  • Frog breeder
  • Toad breeder
  • Salamander breeder
  • Newt breeder

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks

An aquarium fish breeder creates a business where freshwater and/or saltwater fish are bred for the aquarium market. This market consists of both private aquariums or fish tanks, and large aquariums.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Arachnids

A person who breeds carefully selected arachnids (scorpions, spiders) of the same species to reproduce offspring with the same qualities and characteristics.

Arachnid Breeders generally breed specific species for the pet trade.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Birds

A Bird Breeder is a person who breeds carefully selected wild birds of the same species to reproduce offspring with the same qualities and characteristics for the pet industry.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Cats

A person who mates carefully selected cats of the same breed to reproduce the breed with the same qualities and characteristics.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Dogs

A person who mates carefully selected dogs of the same breed to reproduce puppies with the same qualities and characteristics.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Birds

A falconer is someone who practices the art and skill of training and using birds of prey, such as falcons, hawks, and eagles, for hunting or other purposes.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Mammals

A game breeder is an expert that assists and co-ordinates the reproduction of specific or selected mammal species to protect the species and for profit. Most of the game is supplied to private or public game reserves, parks and zoos.

Game breeders may focus on breeding one or more species, for example:

  • ‚ÄčAntelope
  • Bison
  • Buffalo
  • White-tailed
  • Deer
  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Insects

Insect breeders are people who breed specific kinds of insects for commercial reasons. The most significant reason currently for breeding insects is as an alternative source of food or protein for humans and livestock.

Also known as:

  • Insect Farmer
  • Butterfly Rancher

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Fish

Koi breeders use their skills to breed specifically selected koi fish to sell for profit.

They are also known as:

  • Koi Farmers

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A person who mates carefully selected breeds of domesticated rabbits to reproduce offspring with the same qualities and characteristics.

Rabbit Breeders mostly breed specific rabbit species for the pet trade, or meat industry.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Reptiles

A person who breeds carefully selected reptiles (snakes, lizards, geckos, iguanas) of the same species to reproduce offspring with the same qualities and characteristics.

Reptile Breeders generally breed specific species for either the pet trade or conservation.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate and short courses

Animal Species: Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks

Scuba Diving & Snorkel Tour Operators are highly qualified scuba divers who use their skills and knowledge of both fish and the ocean to accompany tourists along the ocean floor to look at various lifeforms.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate and short courses

Animal Species: Fish

Shark Cage Dive Operators are highly qualified scuba divers who use their skills and knowledge of sharks to accompany tourists in steel cages in the water to see and photograph sharks.

Also known as:

  • Great white shark guide
  • Shark Cage Boat Operators

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Mammals

Whale watching tour operators use their knowledge and passion for whales (and in same cases dolphins, orcas and narwhals as well) to take tourists out on boats to experience these animals in their natural environment.

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Please let us know if there are any additional Careers that we can add to this specific Business sub-category

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