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Gary M. Tabor

Professor of Practice: Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Gary M. Tabor is an ecologist and wildlife veterinarian (BSc Cornell – Ecology and Systematics; VMD UPenn – Wildlife Veterinary Medicine; MES Yale – Conservation Biology). He is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.  He is also the Founder and President of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation – a hub of science, policy, and practice that advances ecological connectivity conservation. Gary is Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas’ Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group which connects 1300 scientists across 155 countries. Gary has worked on behalf of large landscape conservation internationally for over 40 years on every continent except Antarctica including 12 years as a conservation funder for Wilburforce, Kendall, Dodge, and Kann Rasmussen Foundations.

Gary’s conservation achievements include the establishment of Kibale National Park in Uganda; the establishment of the World Bank’s Mountain Gorilla Conservation Trust in Uganda; co-founding the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative in US and Canada; pioneering the field of Conservation Medicine; co-founding Patagonia Company’s Freedom to Roam wildlife corridor campaign; co-founding the Heart of the Rockies land trust collaborative; co-founding the Network for Landscape Conservation and co-founding the Australia Environmental Grantmakers Network.

He has several academic advisory and board affiliations: Board of Advisors of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Board of Advisors for the Salazar Center for North American Conservation at Colorado State University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a member of the Conservation Committee of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and serves on the board of Bush Heritage Australia’s US Board – a land trust that manages 1% of all lands in Australia.

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