I am interested and inclined towards wildlife,nature,jungle and peaceful places. I want to make my career in related field and want to work in different countries in the world

So I am confuse what can I choose like- indian forest service, wildlife photography or wildlife filmmaking. my other question is how? wildlife filmmaker earn rupees, or wfm join any channel network regard his job, how? please give me detail im really confused ifos or wildlife filmaking.

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RE: I am interested and inclined towards wildlife,nature,jungle and peaceful places. I want to make my career in related field and want to work in different countries in the world

Prathamesh Kapote
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Thanks for sharing your query on this platform. Its being seen that many studentshave such career interests which are adventurous,thrilling and challenging andthe most important such careers are out of the Box but students hesitate tocome up with their query HOW THEY CAN MAKE A CAREER IN SUCH A FIELD? Byanswering your query many students who have the same question going on in theirmind will get the answer to their question. Once again Thanks for bringing upthis question.

From your question i get an insight that you are very passionate about gettinginto the field of wildlife,Jungle and Nature.
So you have two options of making a career in this field i.e Government Sector and Private Sector. If you wish to get into Government Sector than youcan go for the Indian Forest Services:-

The work of the IFS officer is to protect the Forests and its Flora and Faunaand the wildlife from the illegal cutting.
In order to become an IFS officer you have crack UPSC (Union Public ServiceCommission ) Exam which is conducted every year. The Notification of the examis published in the month of February/March Every Year;while the exam isconducted in the month of July.
The Age limit for applying to this exam is 21 years-30 years on 1st July of theyear of examination.(There is age relaxation for certain categories of peopleas given in notice).
A candidate must hold a Bachelors Degree with at least one of the subjectsviz.Botany,Chemistry,Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science,Mathematics,Physics,Geology,Statistics and Zoology or Bachelors Degreein Agriculture or Forestry or Engineering from a recognised University.

Scheme Of Exam:-
1.Conventional (Essay) type exam.
Paper I- General English-300 Marks
Paper II- General Knowledge-300 Marks
Paper III,IV,V &VI any two subjects to be selected from the list ofsubjects.Each Subject will have two papers-200 Marks Each.

List of Subjects - Agriculture Engineering,Forestry,Geology,Mathematics,Statistics,Zoology,Botany,Mechanical Engineering,Physics,Chemistry,Chemical Engineering,Civil Engineering.

Interview for Personality Test- 300 Marks.

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While Talking about becoming a Wildlife Filmmaker is no doubt is a grand lineof work.
If you are fascinated by Natural History and properly deep down interested thanthis a good career for you.If you are passionate about the nature you have tospend hours,sometimes days or even months happily being incredibly uncomfortable,away from friends and family.

In order to become a wildlife filmmaker you must a hold a B.S degreeZoology.While learning no knowledge is given of filmmaking and editing so youmust inculcate this knowledge by joining short term courses of Film Making andediting.
In order to become a wildlife film maker you can follow the steps-

1.Do a general Filmmaking course to learn the grammar of Film.
2.Apprentice with a wildlife filmmaker or editor.
3.BA Hons Wildlife and Media at University of Cimbria UK.
4.Three years PG degree at University of Montana in Bozeman ,US.
5.Msc in Otago University in New Zealand.
6.Wildeye an organisation for independent wildlife filmmakers inUK,conducts short term Courses.
In order to make a GREAT career in this field you must go for theinternships to inculcate a practical knowledge. You must stick to it in orderto make a career because the equipements are expensive and internationalcontracts are tough to land,it takes years to make a career in this field.Thereare only three-four professionals working in this field.

I Hope you find all the information useful.

Wish you Good Luck for GREAT Career in Wildlife.
Feel free to get in touch again.

Thank you and Warm Regrads
Prathamesh K.

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