Young adults have the unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on conservation experience by creating and running a wildlife youth forum to protect and promote Orkney’s wildlife with the world’s largest invasive species eradication project.
The wildlife youth forum offers Orkney young folk (ages 16 – 30) the chance to have their say and be actively involved in wildlife conservation in Orkney. Young adults also have an opportunity to acquire valuable insight into a major conservation project, as well as develop their interests in the company of others sharing similar passions.
Activities will be determined by the members and could include opportunities to take part in practical conservation, such as wildlife surveying, in collaboration with the Orkney Native Wildlife Project (ONWP) providing valuable experience for anyone keen in a conservation career.
There are many different roles available on the wildlife youth forum which suits all abilities. These range from conservation science, field work to public relations and management. For more information on the eight roles available, and how to get hands-on protecting Orkney’s native wildlife for the future visit: www.orkneynativewildlife.org.uk/get-involved/learning