Dr. Marc Dupuis-Désormeaux

CEO & President

Dr. Marc Dupuis-Désormeauxis conservation biologist, researcher, and a lecturer at York University’s Glendon College in Toronto where he studies turtle communities, demographics, and road mortality.  He also helps organize citizen-science efforts to mitigate turtle mortality and protect turtle nesting sites. Marc works across various landscapes and also has field sites in Kenya, where he studies lion and hyena behaviour, landscape prey-traps, and human-wildlife conflicts and has recently discovered a new population of critically endangered pancake tortoises.  He holds a Ph.D. in Biology, a Master of Environmental Studies and a Master of Business Administration.

Marc is the Chair of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Canada, a Canadian charity that supports various community conservation projects in Kenya, focusing on education, community development and protection of endangered species.  He is also a board member of the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, a member of the Turtle Survival Alliance’s Field Conservation Committee, a member of the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Species Specialist Group, a member of the Royal Canadian Institute for Science, a research member of Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS), and a board member of the Canadian Herpetological Society.  You can read more about his projects on his website: www.marcdupuisdesormeaux.ca