Friday, October 12, 2012

Honoring Late Prof. Emmauel Obot at CBD COP11

 Hyderabad, India. Oct.12th 2012

I wish to take this moment today in the mist of global leaders in biodiversity conservation to honor a great leader and mentor, late Prof Emmanuel Obot. Professor Emmanuel Asuquo Obot died tragically o
n Sunday 3 June 2012 in the plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Obot was the Executive Director of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, and one Nigeria's leading conservationist, mentor and a strong ally to the Youth Biodiversity Network that he supported because he believe in the future.

Today, he would have been here at ongoing UN Commission On Biological Diversity, to share and inspire as always the movement to safe our rich biodiversity globally and locally. He was my mentor and I will never forget him. His memory will always live on.

Esther Agbarakwe

Biodiversity Young Professionals Forum