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Ranger Ranger, look out!

Newly-graduated conservation rangers are hitting the ground running! Four bright eyed and bushy tailed graduates, four in Taranaki have just graduated from the two-year ranger apprentice programme, funded by Jobs for Nature and PredatorFree NZ.

PredatorFree NZ chief executive Jessi Morgan said there wasn’t a clear path to a career in predator control and conservation before the Predator Free Apprentice programme began.“Helping and nurturing young people to get their hands dirty on their own whenua, with real-life experience and on-the-job training to protect vulnerable native species, has been a big hit.

There are about 65 apprentices nationwide and they will graduate by mid-next year through the Jobs for Nature-funded programme.

For the original story by STUFF writer Catherine Groenestein click here



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