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Environmental Consultant

Environmental Consultants analyse and advise on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial environmental operations and programs.

Overview

Environmental Consultants analyse and advise on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial environmental operations and programs.

Day-to-day

  • carries out environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
  • proposes solutions to address negative environmental impacts of a development project
  • studies the effects of factors, such as terrain, altitude, climatic and environmental change, sources of nutrition, predators and the impacts of humans, on animal and plant life
  • studies and analyses pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
  • develops conservation and management policies for biological resources, such as fish populations and forests, as well as establishing standards and developing approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
  • participates in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance.

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To become an Environmental Consultant

  • You need a bachelor degree in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation or another related field to work as an Environmental Consultant. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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