Russell A. Mittermeier discusses the involvement of Gordon E. Moore in Conservation International over the previous eighteen years. He reviews Moore's increasing support of the organization, especially his contribution to building the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, which has since produced many influential conservation theories. He describes Moore as a good match with Conservation International given Moore's appreciation of its scientific approach and organizational management. Mittermeier then highlights Moore's steady hand leading the board of directors and transforming the organization. Lastly, Mittermeier reflects on how Moore's experience at Conservation International influenced the founding of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and notes the Moores' influence in attracting Silicon Valley to the cause of conservation.
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