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Our world is precious and it takes a special set of skills to nurture and protect it. Careers in this area are all about sustaining our world, supporting flora and fauna and educating future generations to create a sustainable environment. You'll need an interest in sciences and a passion for our world's living creatures.



Conservation and environmental associate professionals are responsible for the day-to-day running and management of areas of the countryside and the wider environment in a way that reconciles the interests of conservation, land owners and the public. They carry out practical conservation activities and assist in promoting awareness of the natural environment.

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Conservation professionals are responsible for ensuring that landscapes, habitats and species are protected and enhanced via appropriate management and conservation. They promote public understanding and awareness of the natural environment and help to develop and implement appropriate policies to achieve these objectives.

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Workers in this area investigate, address, and advise on a variety of terrestrial and marine environment and resource management issues, including the development and implementation of environmental policies and remedies that address the impacts of human activities and industrial processes on the environment.

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Luke Marsh

Programme Manager Marine Biology & Ecology

Luke is a keen surfer and loves the ocean, so after leaving school he travelled the world for ten years before getting back into education and going to university. After graduating from Plymouth University in 2009 he worked as a research associate and an environmental consultant, specialising in pollution, particularly air emissions. Luke joined the ocean sciences team at Falmouth Marine School as a laboratory technician. Over the years he has progressed to become programme manager, he also lectures on the degree programme.

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Lauren Bambury

Assistant Harbour Master - Hayle Harbour

Falmouth Marine School helped me to get where I am today by providing me with the skills to be confident in my abilities. It also showed me the importance of volunteering and gaining vital work experience along with my studies.

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Marine Biology & Ecology Level 3 Extended Diploma

Fish Studies 60 Credit Diploma

BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology (Top-Up)

FdSc Marine Science

BSc (Hons) Renewable Energy & Carbon Management

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