Webinar Presenters

Dr. Sam Ferreira

After many years in the wild, Sam Ferreira shares lessons at his work places. From doing fieldwork for doctorate studies in coastal forests of KwaZulu-Natal; collecting rodents and shrews in the Eastern Cape; controlling feral cats and studying seals and killer whales at sub-Antarctic Marion Island; and planning marine reserves, doing dolphin and seabird research and eradicating alien rats in New Zealand. But Sam’s lessons are mostly African – he is African!

Sam studied elephant, lion, leopards, rhinos, hippos, all kinds of antelope and crocodiles amongst people from southern to eastern Africa.

For Sam, people and wildlife together is at the heart of sustainability and thriving landscapes. Sam published 133 scientific peer-reviewed papers, three chapters in books, a popular book, lots of technical reports, and often talks at national and international conferences as well as act as a public speaker.

He is a SACNASP professional scientist with 3613 citations, an H-index of 33, I10-Index of 82, and RG-Score of 35.89 (95th percentile). Sam’s day job is a large mammal ecologist at South African National Parks.

Conservation my lucky ass – do you have skin in the game?

Whose conservation should the world be doing?

 Sam Ferreira reflects on animal rights-based ideologies against human-rights-based ideologies.  How do traditional conservation practices consider people and their rights?

 What would the implications be if an individual animal has rights?

 Sam asks questions about the inadvertent impact of traditional conservation practices on basic human rights and dignity, and introduces new concepts that let people and nature thrive together.


Date: 30 March 2022

Time: 14h00 (SAST)

Venue: This webinar takes place virtually over Zoom. Each attendee will receive a unique access code.

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1 Attendee £50.00

2-4 Attendees £45.00 (10% discount)

5-9 Attendees £37.50 (25% discount)

10+ Attendees £25.00 (50% discount)




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