Michael ‘t SAS-ROLFES
Independent Conservation Economist, Cape Town, South Africa
Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes is an independent conservation economist based in Cape Town, South Africa, and currently doing doctoral research at the University of Oxford. He has been actively involved in the conservation sector for most of his life. His academic background includes a Bachelors in Business Economics and two MSc degrees, in Environmental Resource Economics (UCL) and in Biodiversity Conservation and Management (Oxford). He has specialist knowledge of the application of economic analysis and business principles to biodiversity conservation, and has conducted detailed work and analysis on wildlife trade issues (especially relating to rhinos, big cats, elephants and bears) and on innovative approaches to financing and managing both public and private protected areas.