Remembering Gordon Moore’s Legacy in the Amazon

March 30, 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Gordon Moore, Intel’s co-founder and close friend and supporter of Amazon Conservation.

Through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Gordon has had a tremendous impact on our work to protect, conserve, and build a sustainable future for all those who call the Amazon Rainforest home. The foundation’s support of Amazon Conservation and our sister organizations has been paramount to getting us to where we are today, strengthening our science-driven approach to conservation and ensuring our focus on large, at-scale results.  

Our history with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is long, rich, and full of successes for conservation. The foundation’s most recent support to Amazon Conservation was in the form of a grant to enable the creation of our Wildlife Conservation Laboratory at our Los Amigos Conservation Hub, where we use field genomics to better understand local biodiversity as well as detect and track diseases in wildlife that could pose a risk to humans, potentially preventing future pandemics. 

In the past, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has supported our conservation projects in a myriad of ways from providing scholarships to young biologists to protecting our Los Amigos Conservation Concession from illegal loggers.

His legacy will continue to live on in our work as we strive to uphold his intent to “be innovative, intellectually rigorous, take risks, operate efficiently, exercise humility, and remain focused on measurable results.” 

We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Gordon Moore, and our eternal gratitude to his foundation for all the conservation it has made possible over the years.