I think Ecological Conservation is a great Career option. I want to first understand What a Career in Ecological Conservation entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Ecological Conservation. I was Googling about a Career in Ecological Conservation and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180101-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecological-Conservation/english

Dr Harshwanti Bisht’s take!

Dr Harshwanti Bisht has 41 years of professional experience in Ecological Conservation. Dr Harshwanti Bisht has worked in Ecological Conservation as Deputy Director in Directorate of Higher Education. In Dr Harshwanti Bisht’s own words, this is how Dr Harshwanti Bisht got into Ecological Conservation: "I am a mountaineer. In 1981, I along with two other women became the first three women to summit the main peak of Nanda Devi (7,816 m). I was also a member of the Indian expedition to Mount Everest in 1984 and was awarded the Arjuna Award and Directorate of Higher Education, Government of UP Gold Medal. I am the Founder of Save Gangotri Project. I was awarded the Sir Edmund Hillary Medal for my philanthropic achievements and work to improve conditions in the Gangotri area of Uttarakhand, at the headwaters of the Ganges over the past 25 years. I am Deputy Director (Higher education) & Joint Director (RUSA) and actively working for the eco-conservation of Gangotri in Garhwal Himalaya."

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Career Video on Ecological Conservation

In a video, Dr Harshwanti Bisht has talked about various aspects of a Career in Ecological Conservation. Dr Harshwanti Bisht started by explaining Ecological Conservation as: "Ecological Conservation is the management of nature and of Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and the erosion of biotic interactions." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.


It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Ecological Conservation, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Ecological Conservation. Dr Harshwanti Bisht touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Local Area Knowledge
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Plantation Techniques & Methods


Dr Harshwanti Bisht then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Ecological Conservation:

  • Environmental Awareness
  • Acclimatisation
  • Research
  • Communication with Locals
  • Educating People


Dr Harshwanti Bisht believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Ecological Conservation:

  • Employment Generation
  • Creating Awareness among Locals
  • Conservation


And, Dr Harshwanti Bisht believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Ecological Conservation:

  • Difficult Terrain
  • Climatic Change
  • Natural Hazards


In the final section of the video Dr Harshwanti Bisht talks about How a day goes in a Career in Ecological Conservation. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Ecological Conservation, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180101-0001

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170622-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Biology/english
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180529-0004/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Conservation-&-Science/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170808-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Research/english
  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170819-0003/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Landscape-Ecology/english
  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170819-0005/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecological-Research/english
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180511-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Biology/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180118-0004/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Sustainability-Consulting/english
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180724-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Evolutionary-Biology/english
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180724-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Conservation-Genetics/english
  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180820-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Marine-Biology/english
  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180813-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-High-Altitude-Ecology/english
  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181001-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Conservation/english
  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180827-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Wildlife-Biology/english
  14. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180529-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecotoxicology/english
  15. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180529-0003/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Plant-Ecology-&-Conservation/english
  16. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180827-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Biodiversity-Conservation/english
  17. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180724-0003/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Natural-Resource-Management/english
  18. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180609-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Ecology-&-Conservation/english
  19. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180526-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Sustainability-&-LCA/english
  20. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180813-0001/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Conservation-Genetics/english

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