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.
Vo Quy, Father of Environmental Conservation in Vietnam, Dies at 87
By MIKE IVESJAN. 11, 2017
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.
“They listened to this guy who goes out and watches birds,” said Pamela McElwee, an associate professor at Rutgers University who is an expert on Vietnam’s environmental history. “I think that’s a sign of how significant he was.”
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