Passing of Angela Cropper, a leading environmental figure

CEC member Omar Mohammed of The Cropper Foundation shares this announcement on the death of Angela Cropper.

Angela Cropper Photo: UNEP

It is with great sadness that The Cropper Foundation announces the passing of its co-founder and first President, Angela Cropper, in London on Monday 12th November 2012 after a protracted illness. She was ten days shy of her 67th birthday.

Angela’s involvement with IUCN spanned more than two decades. She was Head of Governance, 1991-1993, with responsibilities for policy-making, institution building and leading the development of a Strategic Plan for the Union; Deputy Chair of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, 1997-1998 and a member of the Commission from 2004 to the present day and was recently awarded Honourary Membership to IUCN at Jeju. She was a continuing source of wisdom and support for IUCN’s activities.

From IUCN news:

IUCN joins the outpouring of sympathy for Angela Cropper, a leading environmental figure, who passed away in London yesterday following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

The announcement was made by The Cropper Foundation, set up by Angela and her late husband John Cropper in 2000, to promote sustainable development, equity, and better environmental and resource management.

“Angela was one of the brightest lights of the global environmental movement," said IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. "Her passion and professionalism, integrity and wisdom were a true inspiration to us all. As in everything she did, she faced her illness with dignity and courage. She will be greatly missed by so many of us who loved and admired her. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Angela’s family at their loss.”

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