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Gary M. Tabor

BSC Ecology, Cornell University
VMD Wildlife Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
MES Conservation Biology, Yale University


Gary catalyzes progress in building a community that advances large landscape conservation.  Gary is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation. Drawing on over 30 years' experience working on behalf of large scale conservation internationally in Africa, South America, Australia and Canada as well as 12 years as a leader within the U.S. environmental philanthropic community, Gary guides CLLC with a vision grounded in both science and practice.

 A conservation scientist and wildlife veterinarian, Gary’s conservation achievements cross the globe, including the establishment of Kibale National Park in Uganda and pioneering the field of Conservation Medicine and Eco-Health. In the West, he co-designed the Western Governors’ Association Wildlife Corridors Initiative, and co-founded the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, the Roundtable of the Crown of the Continent, and the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation.

Gary has served as Program Officer of the Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge Foundation, Associate Director of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, and Yellowstone to Yukon Program Director for the Wilburforce Foundation. Sitting on multiple conservation boards, Gary is a Henry Luce Scholar and a 2013-2014 recipient of an Australian American Fulbright Scholar award in Climate Change and Clean Energy. As part of his Fulbright, Gary was appointed as Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions.  He serves as one of four NGO leads on the joint US Canada Mexico Landscape Conservation Cooperation Council.  Gary is incoming Vice Chair of the World Commission on Protected Areas' Connectivity Conservation Working Group.