a ranger with two non government conservation groups in the north central region of Victoria, Australia, I am also a photographer of flowers and wildlife in his area. Apart from that I also occassionally have my camera ready when something newsworthy happens around me. Photos can be bought and published, but always need to be referenced correctly.
For wildlife photography to continue it needs to be strongly linked to conservation. If you are a keen photographer you therefore also need to be involved with hands-on conservation work, political work or fundraising. One of the easiest ways is to become a contributing member of either the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) or to Bush Heritage (www.bushheritage.org.au) or better still, both. These two organisations are the future of conservation work in Australia and need continual help to save more threatened plants, animals, landscapes and vegetation communities from annihilation. Biodiversity in Australia is on the verge of collapse. Act now.