Webinar: Synthetic Nature and the Future of Conservation

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm Eastern

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Kent Redford, Principal, Archipelago Consulting. View bio

Kent H. Redford is the principal at Archipelago Consulting, established in 2011 and based in Portland, Maine. In 1993 he left academia to join The Nature Conservancy (TNC) where until 1997, he directed the Parks in Peril program and ran the conservation science department in the Latin American Division. At TNC he helped develop guidelines for ecoregion-based conservation in the US and abroad and was a member of the Conservation Committee that developed a conservation mission for the whole organization. In 1997 he joined the Wildlife Conservation Society to work in the International Program on conservation strategy. He was then chosen to lead the WCS Institute, created to: 1) analyze conservation and academic trends that potentially challenge WCS’s mission or provide opportunities to further conservation effectiveness; and 2) to communicate strategically with significant stakeholders, including other conservation NGOs and the private sector. The Institute drew on WCS’s wide range of conservation issues, and disseminated WCS’s conservation work via papers and workshops, adding value to WCS’s discoveries and experience by sharing them with partner organizations, policy-makers, and the public. Through his career Kent has continued to actively publish on conservation practice and the biology of mammals.

The webinar is an information-gathering meeting for the committee in which the speakers are invited to provide input to the committee. The webinar will be recorded and posted on this page.