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Scott Henderson

Vice President, Marine & Lead for Sustainable Landscapes and Seascapes, Field Delivery

Location
Galapagos
Languages
English, Spanish

Scott Henderson

Vice President, Marine & Lead for Sustainable Landscapes and Seascapes, Field Delivery

Scott Henderson is a conservation and marine management practitioner with field experience as a researcher and consultant, primarily in Latin America. Scott founded the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape program and is responsible for developing multi-country marine strategies and building awareness of marine conservation issues.

Scott Henderson is a conservation and marine management practitioner with field experience as a researcher and consultant, primarily in Latin America. He leads Conservation International’s Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape program out of Galapagos, Ecuador, where he is responsible for developing multi-country marine strategies, building teams to deliver on those strategies, fundraising and communicating results to build awareness of marine conservation issues.

Scott founded the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape program, which has been recognized by the United Nations as a global model for supporting nations in improving their regional marine management. He also was heavily involved in the creation of over 2.5 million hectares of marine protected areas in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. He has co-published several research articles regarding ocean conservation and threatened marine life.

Prior to joining Conservation International in 2003, Scott worked as a naturalist guide and divemaster in the Galapagos Marine Reserve and as a graduate student with teaching responsibilities at the University of Oxford. He earned his MSc at Oxford with honors in environmental change and management and his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University with magna cum laude honors in biology and English.

His main hobby is managing his own 30-acre sustainable coffee farm in the Galapagos Islands with his wife and son. In his free time, he is an avid scuba diver and ultimate frisbee player.​

Scott Henderson is a conservation and marine management practitioner with field experience as a researcher and consultant, primarily in Latin America. He leads Conservation International’s Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape program out of Galapagos, Ecuador, where he is responsible for developing multi-country marine strategies, building teams to deliver on those strategies, fundraising and communicating results to build awareness of marine conservation issues.

Scott founded the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape program, which has been recognized by the United Nations as a global model for supporting nations in improving their regional marine management. He also was heavily involved in the creation of over 2.5 million hectares of marine protected areas in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. He has co-published several research articles regarding ocean conservation and threatened marine life.

Prior to joining Conservation International in 2003, Scott worked as a naturalist guide and divemaster in the Galapagos Marine Reserve and as a graduate student with teaching responsibilities at the University of Oxford. He earned his MSc at Oxford with honors in environmental change and management and his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University with magna cum laude honors in biology and English.

His main hobby is managing his own 30-acre sustainable coffee farm in the Galapagos Islands with his wife and son. In his free time, he is an avid scuba diver and ultimate frisbee player.​

Talk to Me About
Marine Protected Areas, Sharks, Spatial Planning-Marine Use, Sustainable Fisheries
Location
Galapagos
Languages
English, Spanish