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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Animal Conservation

Animal Conservation

There are several organisations and bodies in Ireland devoted to promoting and working on Animal Conservation. These include non-profit organisations such as the Irish Wildlife Trust and government organisations like the National Parks & Wildlife Service. Most of the non-government organisations are volunteer based, with paid careers available in government agencies. Work involves maintaining conservation areas and wildlife parks and looking out for endangered species.

Government and private agencies are in constant need of workers that have an understanding of how wildlife populations are managed, and the ways in which various management strategies affect the overall health of an ecosystem.

Wildlife centres usually offer educational programs to the local community and care for a collection of animals who survived injuries that rendered them unfit to be returned into the wild. In contrast to wildlife rescue operations, sanctuaries are centers where wild animals, who may have been rescued by the sanctuary for a variety of reasons, are kept and cared for until their end of life or until a spot opens up at a zoo. 

Wildlife Parks and Zoo’s, prominent examples include Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park, work to conserve animals. They do this by participating in the conservation, research and breeding of the often-endangered animals under their care.

Some of the career options available in amimal conservation include; zookeeper, vet, ecologist, conservation scientist, biologist and marine scientist.