DR LUC HOFFMANN
Luc Hoffmann was an extraordinary naturalist who believed fiercely in the value and protection of the planet’s wild splendour.
Seeing science and research as the keys to success, Luc inspired collaboration across a community of trusted partners and committed conservationists.
Through an untiring generosity of spirit, he effected change across countries and continents, transforming nature conservation into a global movement.
Mobilising popular support, Luc co-founded WWF in 1961 and helped create many other celebrated conservation organisations such as Wetlands International, PRCM, or the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
"Conservation is not the protection of nature against human development, but the preservation of life supporting systems and processes as a basis for a lasting development."