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Working for the gorillas

Hi I'm an 18 years old girl from Italy and one of my greatest dreams is to work for gorillas's protection. I wanted to know I could I do that? Which faculty should I choose next year at university? thank you very much
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  • Thank you for your letter and congratulations on deciding to work in nature conservation.

    As to what you should study ...... that is a tough question! Large organisations such as WWF require an enormous range of skills from scientific expertise in the field to accountancy, project management and communications as well as a whole lot I haven't even mentioned. Possibly a good start is to really work out what you love or have a real interest in. For example what is it exactly that you want to do for the gorillas? From this position you will best be able to help as you will find that you will willingly keep working in this field simply because you enjoy it. We cannot help you with course choice but perhaps your school or university has a career planner who can help you. Many universities offer this service.

    One way to get a feel for the range of jobs available at WWF is to look at our jobs section:
    http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/jobs/i...

    We urge you to consider volunteering with your local WWF to get a better idea of what specifically you are interested in. It is also a great way to network with people working in the field who have the experience to help you with some of the choices available to you.

    As your interest is gorillas, you may even want to volunteer at your local zoo to find out more about the needs of these primates.
    Some volunteer work opportunities are posted on Panda.org at:
    http://www.panda.org/how_you_can_help...
    However, with regards to volunteering simply contact any WWF office of interest.
    The contact details, along with website URLs of all our offices are available at:
    http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/who_we...

    Good Luck
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  • Well I have a question what if you want to be able to interact with the gorillas I want a job working with them taking Care of them and being able to hold the little ones and just being able to interact with them what all would I have to do to be able to do that I really love monkeys and chimps apes gorillas ect and I was wanting to know what I would have to do to do this what classes where would I have to go things like that can you help me
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  • Miriam (Official Rep) June 20, 2013 09:02
    Hello Jodi

    Thank you for your interest in protecting and working with gorillas.
    For information on WWF's work with the Gorilla please see the following webpage
    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endan...
    On the above page under the 'How You Can Help' section there is contact details on how to visit the Gorillas and through this possibly be able to interact with them.

    Hope this helps

    All the best
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