Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
Feb 06, 2023 12:00 PM
Dr. Clément Lanthier
Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

Dr. Clément Lanthier leverages a distinctive blend of knowledge, experience, values and skills to lead wildlife conservation organizations with strong emphasis on animal welfare, science and customer experience.

As President and CEO for the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, Clément has redefined its Vision, Mission, Master Plan and Culture.  He has established a high-performing management team and shaped the institution’s purpose and values.

Under his leadership the Zoo has received recognition for conservation breeding and reintroduction programs along with the community based world-wide conservation initiatives.  Clément guided the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo during the successful reconstruction after the devastating flood of 2013.

Clément worked as a field veterinarian and scientific advisor for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, he studied the Atlantic walrus in the Canadian arctic.

Clément currently serves as President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), past President of the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, past Board member of SPECIES360 and as past President of the Canadian Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  

He is proud to be an Honorary Chief of the Wechiau Community Hippopotamus Sanctuary in Northwest Ghana.

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