Gates Common Room
third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library) (map)
As part of the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project's 2013-14 focus on large landscape conservation, the Project will hold a speakers' series on campus throughout the academic year. The lineup of experts in the conservation field come from diverse backgrounds and professions, and will help to bring a breadth of knowledge to the Project's research and outreach.
Gary Tabor is a conservation catalyst. He has championed large landscape conservation efforts throughout the world, notably the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). His efforts have increased the conservation capacity of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the African Wildlife Foundation, the Wildlife Trust, and numerous other conservation organizations. More recently, Tabor established and directed the Wilburforce Foundation's Yellowstone to Yukon field office in Montana and in 1999 designed one of the first conservation science grant making programs in western North America. His conservation background includes eight years of international conservation work in East Africa and South America. Trained as a wildlife veterinarian and an ecologist, Tabor also co-founded the Consortium for Conservation Medicine, an ecological health collaborative linking ecology, epidemiology, human and veterinary medicine, and public health. During his career, Tabor has served as an adviser to six major private foundations and several bilateral and multilateral donor agencies in the area of biodiversity and wildland philanthropy. Tabor recently completed his six-year term on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology.