Kent Redford is Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Institute and Vice President, Conservation Strategies at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. Kent worked at the Nature Conservancy where he directed the large Parks in Peril program and ran the conservation science department in the Latin American Division. During his five years at TNC he also helped develop guidelines for ecoregion-based conservation in both the US and internationally. In 1997 he moved to the Wildlife Conservation Society where he worked across the four international programs to help analyze and share lessons learned in the diverse ecological and political settings in which W.C.S. works. In 2002 he was appointed as Director of the WCS Institute which has the mission of synthesizing and disseminating lessons learned from the field and living collections, strengthening existing conservation, and using WCS experience and values to move the action agenda for conservation. Kent’s expertise lies in conservation strategies, park-based conservation, traditional resource use, tropical conservation, subsistence wildlife use and South American mammals.