Affiliated Faculty & Partners

Gary Tabor

Executive Director


University System: Center for Large Landscape Conservation - Bozeman


Professional Summary:

Gary Tabor (B.Sc. Cornell, V.M.D. U Penn, M.E.S. Yale) Executive Director of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation and Senior Fellow with the University of Montana Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy. Gary has worked on behalf of protected area, wildland conservation and ecological health in North America and abroad for 30 years with 15 years as a leader within the U.S. environmental philanthropic community. 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. His work in philanthropy also includes the design of international conservation trusts for biodiversity protection and civil society for USAID and the World Bank. Gary co-founded the Australia Environmental Grantmakers Association. Gary’s conservation achievements include the establishment of Kibale National Park and the establishment of the Makerere University Biological Field Station in Uganda; establishment of the World Bank’s Mountain Gorilla Conservation Trust; championing the establishment of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative; co-founding of the Consortium for Conservation Medicine with Harvard Medical School, Tufts Veterinary School, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Ecohealth Alliance; catalyzing the Western Governors’Association Wildlife Corridors Initiative; and co-founding of Patagonia Company’s Freedom to Roam campaign to advance landscape connectivity conservation. Gary recently completed six years of service on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology. He serves on the US boards of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and Australian Bush Heritage.

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