Career in Forestry and Wildlife

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Forestry is an essential service in enhancing, managing and conserving forests. Various courses are available in the field of forestry. You can pursue forestry courses at graduate, postgraduate, and diploma as well as at the Ph.D. level.

Our dependence on forest resources has been from ancient times limited to animal fodder and fuel, this dependence has expanded in modern times. It is being cut indiscriminately and the forest area is shrinking, its negative impact on our ecological system and environment is also visible. Opportunities have arisen for forestry experts in the country on a large scale

What is Forestry?

The science of maintaining and developing forests is called forestry. This subject is focused on forest management. In this subject, the protection and preservation of forests is ensured by increasing their resources (by planting trees). The objective is to develop those methods and technologies, through which the forest-based human needs are also fulfilled and the forests continue to grow continuously under forestry, global warming, indiscriminate cutting of forests, water crisis, natural disasters and temperature change. Information and training is imparted on the economical and efficient use of forest resources keeping in mind the issues etc.

Tasks of Forester:

  • Advising forest land owners in the selection of plant species, planting methods, budgeting, and environmental survey
  • Protecting the forest and bringing the forest area that has reached the brink of destruction to its original form.
  • Helping to develop barren land.
  • Liaising with timber traders, forest land owners, local administrations, and clients.
  • To help promote eco-tourism.
  • Protecting forests from unnecessary cutting, pests, and diseases.
  • Keeping information about changes in laws related to forest and environmental protection.

Bachelor Courses in Forest Management | BSc in Forestry Course

After passing 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects one can get admission to a BSc course in Forestry. This course is being conducted in more than 40 universities of the country. An entrance exam is conducted by these institutes for the admission.

Masters/PG Diploma Courses:

After obtaining a BSc degree in Forestry one can take admission to MSc course in Forestry. Many specialized courses in forestry and related subjects are also available. These courses at postgraduate degree and postgraduate diploma levels are available in many institutions in the country.

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What would be the Salary?

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in forestry one can work in government or private sector institutes starting salary is 22 to 25 thousand rupees while after obtaining a master’s degree or experience in some subjects it is 40 to 45 thousand rupees per In the government sector institutions, the salary is according to the pay scale fixed by the government

Best Forestry Bachelor’s Degrees in India

  1. Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun (Uttrakhand)
  2. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  3. Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar
  4. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun (Uttrakhand)
  5. Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi
  6. College of Horticulture and Forestry Solan (Himachal Pradesh)

Forestry Courses in India

  • BSc Forestry
  • MSc Forestry
  • MPhil/ Ph.D

Subjects of Specialization:

  1. Forest Management
  2. Commercial Forestry
  3. Forest Economics
  4. Wood Science and Technology
  5. Forest Economics

Work opportunities after Forestry Courses

Apart from working as a forester, students of forestry can also work in some other positions, depending on the nature of the work and your interest, you can choose any one.

Forest Range Officer: The work of conservation of forest lands like public forests, parks, and botanical gardens is completed under their supervision.

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Dendrologist: Inna’s work focuses on research activities, the classification of different species of plants, the study of their history and life cycle, and other related work done by dendrologists, besides the search for new methods of afforestation and reforestation. Also, do research work for the expansion.

Counselor: Many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are working for the protection of wildlife and forest areas of the country. For these tasks, they need experts. As forestry experts, they can be consulted.

Ethnologist: Ethnologist studies the changes in forests and bio-diversity and their mechanisms. Ethnologist is very much needed in determining the habitat of animals in zoos, aquariums, labs, etc.

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