Caleb McClennen

Vice President for Global Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society

As Vice President for Global Conservation at WCS, Caleb directs the Conservation Solutions Program, which supports the institution’s science, leadership, and innovation to tackle global challenges facing WCS's long-term conservation efforts: climate change, economic & food security, and industrial development. The Conservation Solutions team directly supports WCS’s field conservation efforts by providing scientific innovation, solutions for scaling impact, models for sustainable finance, and the creation of multi-sector partnerships to deliver on these global challenges. These partnerships include the WCS, WWF-UK & Birdlife Trillion Trees partnership, the European Union WILDMEAT Initiative, the USAID Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, the Science for Nature and People Partnership, and the Doris Duke Climate Adaptation Fund. For more information, email Caleb also holds appointments as Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University’s School of Public and International Affairs, the Earth Institute Center for Environment and Sustainability, serves as an overseer of the Woods Hole Sea Education Association and an advisor the New England Aquarium Marine Conservation Action Fund. Prior to WCS, Caleb spent over ten years at sea and abroad as an Environmental Advisor to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a GIS analyst and marine scientist with Woods Hole Sea Education Association. Caleb holds an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Environmental Studies and Geography and a Masters and PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Environmental Policy and Development Economics.

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