Kent H. Redford is Principal at Archipelago Consulting (archipelagoconsulting.com) established in 2012 and based in Portland, Maine, USA. Archipelago Consulting has a mission to help individuals and organizations improve their practice of conservation by 1) catalyzing and innovating; 2) learning and synthesizing; and 3) convening and facilitating. He has worked with the GEF, U.S. National Park Service, Conservation Measures Partnership, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the American Zoo and Aquarium Association amongst others.
Prior to Archipelago Consulting Kent spent 14 years at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in New York where he led the WCS Institute that worked on strategic planning, program development and horizon scanning. Previously he spent five years as head of Science and Stewardship in The Nature Conservancy’s Latin American Division. He started his career with a decade on the faculty at University of Florida where he co-founded the Program for Studies in Tropical Conservation and the Tropical Conservation and Development Programs. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University and has written numerous articles and books on national parks, local peoples, conservation, and wildlife. In 2013 he convened a meeting bringing together conservation biologists and synthetic biologists to discuss the future of nature in an increasingly synthetic world.