Dr Luc Hoffmann

It is with immense sadness that we would like to inform you of the death of Dr Luc Hoffmann on the 21st of July in the Camargue, France at the age of 93. He died peacefully, in a place dear to his heart.

Luc Hoffmann led a rich, rewarding, world-changing life. He was a lifelong passionate naturalist, a pioneer and visionary scientist who dedicated himself to the conservation of nature. He was the driving force behind a multitude of conservation organizations and initiatives, including the Tour du Valat, WWF, IUCN, Ramsar, FIBA, PRCM, amongst others. He established the MAVA Foundation in 1994 as an expression of his deep personal commitment to biodiversity conservation and was its inspirational leader.

Our thoughts are with Luc’s family, including his four children and their spouses, his eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Luc was humble, strong-minded, bold, generous, persistent, and absolutely dedicated to our natural world. He will be fondly remembered by the entire MAVA community and will be greatly missed by us all. The funeral will be a private event. Information will forthcoming on a memorial service for Luc.

An online memorial book has been set up here. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts to this celebration of Luc’s life and accomplishments. Condolences for the family may be sent to condolences@secretariatlh.ch, and we will transmit them all directly to the family.

Lynda Mansson

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