Gary Tabor


MES, Yale University
VMD, University of Pennsylvania
BSC, Cornell University

Gary M. Tabor, VMD, MES,  is an ecologist and wildlife veterinarian based in Bozeman, Montana. In 2007, he founded the Center for Large Landscape Conservation to help people and institutions make better land use decisions at the scale nature functions.

Tabor has worked on behalf of large landscape conservation internationally for over 35 years with ten years of experience in Africa, South America and Australia, and 12 years as a leader within the U.S. philanthropic community. He has served with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and, finally, as the Yellowstone to Yukon program director for the Wilburforce Foundation. His work in philanthropy also includes the design of international conservation trusts for USAID, and the World Bank. He also founded the Australia Environmental Grantmakers Association.

Tabor’s conservation achievements include the establishment of Kibale National Park in Uganda, establishment of the World Bank’s Mountain Gorilla Conservation Trust, co-founding the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, pioneering the field of Conservation Medicine and EcoHealth, co-founding Patagonia Company’s Freedom to Roam wildlife corridor campaign and co-founding the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation and the Roundtable of the Crown of the Continent – recent winner of the inaugural climate adaptation award by the US National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Tabor is a Henry Luce Scholar and recipient of the Australian American Fulbright Scholar award in Climate Change. He is chair of the World Commission on Protected Areas’ new connectivity conservation specialist group.