Story | 24 Apr, 2023

In honorable memory of Ziad Samaha

Today we honour a dear IUCN colleague and friend - Ziad Samaha - who was a true champion for conservation in the Mediterranean.

Ziad understood the importance of conserving our oceans and worked tirelessly to protect them. He made it his life's mission to ensure they would be protected for future generations.

Ziad's impact went beyond his work. Whether with a listening ear or a helping hand, he was always ready to provide support. His positive energy, kindness and sense of appreciation for people will be deeply missed in the Mediterranean conservation community.

His passing is a great loss for the Mediterranean, but we can honour his memory by carrying forward the values he embodied: compassion, dedication, and commitment.

His passion and dedication to his work were truly inspiring, and his legacy will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched.

Rest in peace our dear colleague and friend.