Vo Quy, Father of Environmental Conservation in Vietnam, Dies at 87

Prof. Vo Quy was a remarkable man, a much admired environmentalist, a popular TV host who made science accessible and entertaining.  He was a generous and caring human being whose twinkling eyes and modest good humor, and his integrity, positively influenced governments and party leaders, and several generations of Vietnamese citizens.  Dr. Quy introduced many foreigners to the rich diversity of Viet Nam’s flora and fauna and instilled in everyone a sense of personal responsibility for the preservation of this fragile environment. He was a determined but temperate leader in the struggle to understand the damage caused by Agent Orange and to seek justice for those affected by its consequences.

Chuck Searcy

New York Times

ASIA PACIFIC | OBITUARY

Vo Quy, Father of Environmental Conservation in Vietnam, Dies at 87

By MIKE IVES

Vo Quy, center, checking plant samples in central Vietnam in 1996. Dr. Quy was well known for his pioneering studies on Vietnam’s wildlife.Credit Kathy Wilhelm/Associated Press

HONG KONG — In the early 1960s, a young ornithologist successfully persuaded Vietnam’s top leaders, including its founding president, Ho Chi Minh, to designate a tract of land near the capital as the country’s first national park.

Continue reading on CVD

Trả lời

Mời bạn điền thông tin vào ô dưới đây hoặc kích vào một biểu tượng để đăng nhập:

WordPress.com Logo

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản WordPress.com Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Google photo

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản Google Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Twitter picture

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản Twitter Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Facebook photo

Bạn đang bình luận bằng tài khoản Facebook Đăng xuất /  Thay đổi )

Connecting to %s