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In Memoriam: Lew Young, Chief Executive of EAAFP

Dr Lew Young during a presentation at the twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP12) in October 2017, Manila, Philippines © IISD

Bonn, 6 March 2019 – The World Migratory Bird Day Coordination Team  was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Lew Young, the Chief Executive of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP).  Lew, who was 60 years old, died yesterday of a heart attack while attending a meeting in Beijing. 

Lew was a passionate conservationist and a good ally to both CMS and AEWA and he was a strong advocate of the EAAFP participating fully in the World Migratory Bird Day campaign.  He will be sorely missed.

The World Migratory Bird Day Coordination Team would like to express its deepest sympathy to Lew’s family and friends at this difficult time.

For more information on his memorial service and on how to transmit messages of condolences to his family please see the EAAFP website.

Photo: Dr Lew Young during a presentation at the twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP12) in October 2017, Manila, Philippines © IISD