Hi, I'm Sam

Let's have a Wild Conversation!

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Hi everyone! 

I'm truly honoured to be here and part of this community. I have had a passion for Wildlife photography since my first Photographic Safari in the Mara back in 2011 (and a few more since then). 

My second passion is Scuba Diving and life underwater. It has led me to some remote locations both above and below the water. Through it, my personal awareness of the threat of climate change, extinction of species and the destruction of some of Earth’s greatest landscapes has increased. I’ve met many people & photographers along the way whose passionate dedication to marine and wildlife conservation has ignited a similar passion in me. I am grateful for these encounters and pledge to start making a difference myself, in some small way.

I strongly believe in the power of storytelling through images and film. What people don't see, people don't know to protect but to see a lion, cheetah, manta ray, whaleshark (the list goes on) in its natural environment, will have an undeniably profound impact on your life and once you've seen it, it's hard not to want to protect it.

As such, I decided to start Wild Conversations, a blog about wildlife / marine conservation with the aim to ‘converse to conserve’.

The purpose of Wild Conversations is to bring awareness to the plight of helpless animals to your living room, ‘out of sight, out of mind’ is a fact of life. Let’s aim to change that. Any small difference we all can make is a step in the right direction.

Over the past couple of years, I've spoken to many nature & wildlife conservationists whose main pain points circle around the time consuming aspect of content creation, PR outreach and general day to day communications when out on the field with little to no service connection.

And so, additionally to the young blog / podcast that it is, Wild Conversations is a digital business service for wildlife conservationists, photographers & filmmakers, helping you with research, general admin, communications, fundraising etc.

There are so many amazing individuals in this community all working towards a common goal. I truly believe collaboration is key to protecting out planet and wildlife. 

So if you want to have a wild conversation, feel free to reach out! 

Wildly yours,

Samantha 

Samantha Gargour

Digital Business Manager, Samantha Gargour

Hi! My name is Sam. Photography is a side passion, wildlife in particular. Scuba Diving is another. It has led me to some remote locations both above and below the water. Through it, my personal awareness of the threat of climate change, extinction of species and the destruction of some of Earth’s greatest landscapes has increased. I’ve met many people & photographers along the way whose passionate dedication to marine and wildlife conservation has ignited a similar passion in me. I am grateful for these encounters and pledge to start making a difference myself, in some small way. As such, I decided to start Wild Conversations, a digital business service for wildlife conservationists, photographers & filmmakers, blog & early podcast. My mission is to 'converse to conserve' with the intention of highlighting individual wildlife conservation photographers and filmmakers. What they do, why they do it and how they hope to change the world though their images and films. I offer a wide range of services including communications, social media management, business development, research focusing on communicating the message of wildlife conservation.
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Thirza Loffeld about 1 month ago

A warm welcome Sam - it's wonderful to have you join our community! You may be interested in our WildHub Fika monthly activity as a way of connecting with other members (please see the link below). Additionally, I can really recommend a toolkit developed by Julia Migne and colleagues at Conservation Optimism on the power of positive communication, which may align with your interests (link below). 

https://wildhub.community/documents/positive-communication-toolkit-f4a4f646-e02a-4ca6-86c3-3cebbc0c704d

https://wildhub.community/videos/activity-wildhub-fika-get-to-know-your-community