Tom Clements

Senior Director – Europe
Wildlife Conservation Society

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


I have designed and led teams to implement large-scale wildlife conservation and development programmes for over 18 years, in Southeast Asia, Brazil and Africa, most recently as WCS’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia. In this role, I engaged substantially with Southeast Asian governments on species, forest and marine conservation and policy initiatives. During 2006-2012, I established market-linked conservation incentive programmes that now provide >5,000 people with substantial conditional cash payments subject to them meeting wildlife conservation targets, whilst alleviating local poverty. In 2017, I returned to the UK to take up a new role as WCS’s Senior Europe Director, leading WCS’s strategic engagement with partners in the UK and Europe.