Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager

Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager

Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager

Director of Conservation & Science

Calgary Zoo

Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager is the director of conservation & science at the Calgary Zoo, adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, adjunct associate professor at Clemson University in the United States, Erskine fellow at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, and research associate at Oxford University, where he received his PhD. Axel is the chair of the Conservation Translocation Specialist Group for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In synergy with the Calgary Zoo, this global group is motivated to amplify the translation, policy integration, training and application of the IUCN Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations to help species, ecosystems and people worldwide. The team Axel spearheads at the Calgary Zoo also specializes in community conservation to yield simultaneous benefits for biodiversity conservation and human livelihood in areas such as West Africa, East Africa and Madagascar. In related capacities, Axel serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the United Nations Equator Prize and as Board Trustee of the UK-based St. Andrews Prize for the Environment.

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