Samir Whitaker

Biodiversity Technical Specialist,
Fauna & Flora International


Samir Whitaker has worked on environmental management with the corporate sector for over 15 years, first with a civil engineering company and in the extractives industry and then with several international NGOs. His work has focussed on helping companies screen and manage environmental risk, and developing action plans such as biodiversity action plans and offsets strategies to meet lenders’, such as the International Finance Corporation, requirements. Samir has an MSc in Environmental Chemistry and an MPhil in Conservation Leadership, focusing primarily on biodiversity offsets in the mining sector.

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Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s first international conservation organisation. Addressing the often conflicting needs of economic development and environmental conservation represents a key component of FFI’s work. Proactive engagement with the private sector – embedding biodiversity into the full life cycle of business operations, applying both strategic and pragmatic management approaches – has been a core part of the organisation’s activities for close to two decades. Today FFI has over 140 projects in over 40 countries worldwide.