Wildlife Conservation in South Africa (Online Conference)

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All conference talks available on replay

Recorded: 5 – 6 June 2021

Our online conference is an innovative one: This means you can use conference material before, during and after the event. For this reason our conference is laid out in a lesson and e-learning format. Learn more here.

Navigate to different talks and topics as you would progress through online learning modules and lessons. Scroll down and choose talks, speakers or participation options using either the listed conference schedule or lesson breakdown under specific topic modules.


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Participation ↓

Background Information

Read up about the organisations and speakers.

Live Talk Replays

Re-watch the live presentation style talks.

Live Q&A Replays

Re-Watch live question and answer sessions and participate by sending in your questions by using the comments section.

Video Chat Rooms (Now closed)

Join any of the moderated video chat rooms and discuss scheduled topics with like-minded people. These rooms only accept 10 people at a time so if you are unable to enter then you can either wait or try again at a later point.

Text Forums

Join in on discussions on some of the topics, speakers and organisations covered during the conference.

Calls to Action

Ways how you can help from wherever you are in the world!

Live Panels

A chance to hear our panel of experts discuss topical issues relating to conservation and tourism.


Schedule ↓

Schedules and speakers subject to change.

Note that times are listed in British Summer Time (BST) – add 1 hour for South African time.

Saturday, 5 June 2021

09:30 BST – Live Introduction (Saturday)


Cape Leopard Trust

🐾 CLT work to safeguard the leopards habitat and eliminate human wildlife conflict. 

10:00 BST – Live Talk 1 – Leopards of the Cape (Cape Leopard Trust)

10:20 BST – Live Q&A – Cape Leopard Trust


Marine Dynamics / Dyer Island Conservation Trust

🐬 MD / DICT work to protect the biodiversity of the marine ecosystem surrounding dyer Island~ an integral ecosystem in terms of global sea-life 

10:45 BST – Live Talk 2 – White Shark Research and Conservation – Uncovering the Mysteries of the Legendary Apex Predator (Marine Dynamics)

11:05 BST – Live Q&A – Marine Dynamics


Nature’s Valley Trust

🦋 NVT work to promote conservation, education, community and research in the world renowned Natures Valley 

11:30 BST – Live Talk 3 – Breeding Coastal Seabirds (Nature’s Valley Trust)

11:50 BST – Live Q&A – Nature’s Valley Trust


12:15 BST – Lunch time DJ set by CONFLUENCE

Marine Dynamics / Dyer Island Conservation Trust

🐬 MD / DICT work to protect the biodiversity of the marine ecosystem surrounding dyer Island~ an integral ecosystem in terms of global sea-life 

13:00 BST – Live Talk 4 – Marine Big 5 Data Collection and Research – Ecology and Conservation of Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, Penguins and Seals (Marine Dynamics)

13:20 BST – Live Q&A – Marine Dynamics


Zululand Conservation Trust

🦛 ZCT educate, empower and uplift local communities which is assisting in addressing endangered animals in their region. They also have a regional Rhino (and quite often hippo and pangolin!) orphanage. 

13:45 BST – Live Talk 5 – The Zululand Rhino Orphanage –  a project of the Zululand Conservation Trust (Zululand Conservation Trust)

14:05 BST – Live Q&A – Zululand Conservation Trust


Terry-Lee Honiball

📸Terry-Lee Honiball is a large carnivore behavior specialist working throughout South Africa.

14:30 BST – Live Talk 6 – Monitoring wildlife: lessons from carnivores (Terry-lee Honiball)

14:50 BST – Live Q&A – Terry-lee Honiball


Dr Peter Rogers

🐾 Dr Peter Rogers is considered one of the most experienced wildlife veterinarians in the world. He specializes in the capture and veterinary care of some of South Africa’s most endangered species, including the southern white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African elephant, cheetah, African wild dog, African Lion, Temminck’s ground pangolin and many other species.

15:15 BST – Live Talk 7 – Cheetah Conservation (Dr Peter Rogers)

15:35 BST – Live Q&A – Dr Peter Rogers


16:00 BST – Live Panel 1 – Future of Wildlife Conservation


17:00 BST – Live Conclusion


Sunday, 6 June 2021

09:30 BST – Live Introduction (Sunday)


BioWise

♻️ Biomimicry is the concept of using nature as a tool to learn from and inform our everyday lives. BioWise aims to teach people about this incredible concept!

10:00 BST – Live Talk 8 – Biomimicry As a Way of Being (BioWise)

10:20 BST – Live Q&A – BioWise


Nature’s Valley Trust

🦋 NVT work to promote conservation, education, community and research in the world renowned Natures Valley 

10:45 BST – Live Talk 9 – Pollinators of the Fynbos (Nature’s Valley Trust)

11:05 BST – Live Q&A – Nature’s Valley Trust


Amakhala Foundation

🧠 AF carry out community and conservation projects. They focus on environmental education, their craft centre (job creation), supporting pre-school age children, and providing psycho-social support to the local communities. 

11:30 BST – Live Talk 10 – The Link Between Communities and Conservation (Amakhala Foundation)

11:50 BST – Live Q&A – Amakhala Foundation


12:15 BST – Lunch time DJ set by CONFLUENCE

Marine Dynamics / Dyer Island Conservation Trust

🐬 MD / DICT work to protect the biodiversity of the marine ecosystem surrounding dyer Island~ an integral ecosystem in terms of global sea-life 

13:00 BST – Live Talk 11 – A Glimpse of the Underwater World – Baiting and Following Animals Underwater (Marine Dynamics)

13:20 BST – Live Q&A – Marine Dynamics


Endangered Wildlife Trust

🦎 EWT is a large organisation that aim to save species and habitats whilst benefitting local communities! The roads project attempts to mitigate wildlife road incidents. 

13:45 BST – Live Talk 12 – Protecting the Protected (Endangered Wildlife Trust)

14:05 BST – Live Q&A – Endangered Wildlife Trust


14:30 BST – Live Talk 13 – African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary – plus a Live Penguin Feeding (Marine Dynamics)

14:50 BST – Live Q&A – Marine Dynamics


15:30 BST – Live Panel 2 – Future of Conservation Tourism


16:30 BST – Live Conclusion



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