Gabe Oppler

Gabriel Oppler

Conservation Associate

As a Conservation Associate, Gabe provides broad support to all of the Center’s program areas. Primarily assisting the international team, Gabe helps coordinate membership in the Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group and Transport Working Group under the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, encouraging greater engagement of the groups’ global networks of experts. Gabe also assists the Corridors and Crossings and Tribal Communities programs with administrative, communication and logistic needs. 


With a background in field biology, Gabe brings a familiarity of scientific process to the Center. He recently completed an eight-month internship in Panama, hosted by UCLA and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, where he studied the effects of drought on belowground carbon stocks. Previously, he served as a Botany Field Technician in northern Wisconsin, gathering data for the NSF-funded National Ecological Observatory Network. Gabe also has experience as an environmental educator in California and Colorado, where he worked to encourage natural science literacy and environmental stewardship in elementary and middle school students.


Gabe is proficient in Spanish. He is also an avid soccer player and sports fan, and enjoys backpacking, running, cooking, and landscape photography.



  • B.S. in Biology, Haverford College

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