Helicopter Tragedy, Nepal 2006: Book of Condolences: Messages so far

"Long may the work continue in their honour and memory, indeed a sad loss."
Adrian Goodhand, Dorset, United Kingdom

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"You'll be greatly missed."
Courtney B, Halifax, NS

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"I am inspired by these people that lived their lives, doing what they loved, in the name of conservation. I hope they are at peace and that their families will find peace and acceptance in the face of this terrible tragedy."
Andrea L. Steck, Mason, OH, USA

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"It's a very tragic incident. I offer my deepest condolences to the bereaved family members."
Raghavendra Rao, Mysore, India

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"Deepest condolences. May the Peace and Love of God be with the families and friends! Sometimes sacrifice is needed for the good work to continue."
Laura kivu, Romania

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"Sending condolences and courage in this sad time of loss. Greatly missed, greatly celebrated lives. Thank you all for the diferences that you made and the lives that you have touched."
Anon., South Africa

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"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the deceased. It seems that over the past few weeks the world's animals (and the message of conservation and protecting our planet) are losing their voices. We need more people to step up to the plate and take action and to spread the word to protect the environment and all those living in it."
A Greene, Dublin, Ireland

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"I feel very sorry for WWF staff and crew. They struggled for the wildlife and the wild nature shall keep them for ever. Persons like them that fight for civil or wildlife, shall be on our hearts, because they did what everyone should do for a better future of the world."
Vilsa Dado, Albania

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"I just want to offer my condolence to all at WWF. God bless all the missing individuals. WWF works for our world, please continue the excelent work you do."
Liliana Revolledo, Peru

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"My condolences to all friends and family of the victims, and of course to the WWF organisation."
Marjo Stieners, Belgium

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"I am sorry for everyones loss at WWF. Those colleagues and friends will be missed terribly and did there jobs so well."
Ash, Ireland

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"I wish to offer my deepest sympathy to the families, friends, and relatives of those on board the helicopter and also to all at WWF. Thank you, on behalf of myself and my 7 year old daughter for all the important and inspiring work you do for future generations."
Sandra Cullen, Dublin, Ireland

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"En nombre de todos los ambientalistas de la República Dominicana, deseamos manifestar nuestro más sentido pésame a los familiares y relacionados con las personas involucradas en este terrible accidente. Que su memoria perdure por siempre en todos nosotros, como héroes que perdieron su vida en labores de procurar un mejor mundo para toda la humanidad."
Rosa Lamelas, Coordinadora del Comité Nacional de la UICN en la República Dominicana

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"Dr. Chandra Gurung was always an approachable, friendly and encouraging person, qualities which mean a lot to someone like me who is new and just starting out in the field of conservation. I cannot believe he and all the others are gone. What a loss. My heart goes out to their family and friends."
Priya, Nepal

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My heart goes out to those families and friends who have lost someone here...Matt, you are and always will be in my heart and in my prayers. I love you and miss you! Life will never be the same without your smiles, jokes and fun day. I'll always remember our good times-1st place winners Halloween constest. I love you!

Melissa Yeager-Farfan, Chino, CA

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"Respected Sir, I am very much shocked to learn of this news. It is a big loss for wildlife lovers like us. Still we must continue our mission. I pray to the ALMIGHTY for their divine peace."
Debajit Kr. Sarma, Env.Consultant,Techno- Builders, Guwahati, Assam, India

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"Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all concerned, indeed a tragic loss. We are confident that the streams and rivers of the region will carry with them the spirit and commitment of these inspired individuals, and allow us here on the coasts to benefit from their wisdom and foresight. Their message and example will live on in our work. Our deepest condolences."
Project Panthalassa

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"My condolences to all. May we carry on their work, dedication and passion in our own small ways."
Toni smith kenora, Ontario, Canada

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"I am so sorry to hear this sad news. What a tragic loss. My heart goes out to all the families and friends and colleagues."
Noel-Anne Brennan, USA

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"I was very saddened to hear about this dreadful event. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of these very special people. I wish you all the strength to continue this important work. This is a great loss to all of us."
Tuire Kaimio, Finland

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"My condolences to all the passengers and the crew. I question God why these things take place with people that have a positive influence on the planet."
Danny Isa Netherlands

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"Defacto this is the irreperable loss to all of us and mainly for our organisation that we lost our creme de la creme partners. But we will continue the task of our great partners."
Rohan, Jhansi, India


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"Please accecpt my condolences for the people that did not survive the tragedy. Its sad to hear of such a great loss. These people worked for a noble cause and its very sad to loose them. I hope their families have the strength to cope with their loss."
Fatema Baheranwala, New Jersey, USA

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"Its a shocking news for me as I have worked with most of them in many occassions. Nepal lost her prominent conservationists in one grave. I believe the work they started should get a golden shape and their names should be written with golden letters for their efforts for the establishment of the Kanchanjanga National Park, Nepal."
Paresh Lacoul, Nepal

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"Please send my condolences to all at WWF and to the families and friends of those lost in the helicopter crash."
Amber Larner, UK

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"Our world suffers a great loss with the deaths of such great individuals. I am sorry and offer my condolences. They will not be forgotten."
Erin Bowen Syracuse, New York

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"Words can't express my grief for lose those good people who had dedicated their lives for this planet. I respect all of you. I sure that you have done will continue."
Chiching Liu , Taiwan

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"I'm really sorry to hear about this tragedy. We are all with you and thinking of you."
nbelluomo@yahoo.co.uk

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"May God Almighty let their souls rest at peace. May God give strength & patience to their family members to bear the same."
Mehul, Rajkot, India

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Its wrong to say that they are dead. They are still alive in the hearts of the people whom they have given a better place to live. They are the real soldiers of this earth and environment and they'll be living till there remain the existence of this earth. We all salute to these real soldiers. May allah give them peace.

Khalid bin waleed, Aligarh, U.P., India

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"Please relay my deepest sympathy to the families, colleagues and friends of all those who died."
Ronnie Stevens Cheltenham, England

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"You are all Santos for the Environment and Wildlife. A voice that could not be heard unless and because of you."
Charlotte Sonoda, Brasil

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"Our thoughts go today to the families and friends of our beloved WWF colleagues and other people who lost their lives in the terrible crash in Nepal. It reminds us at the risks we all take as part of the large WWF family where we are all proud of belonging to. May their lives not be lost meaningless but be a reminder to us that what we do is for the benefit of the environment and all people on our planet and for the improvement of livelihoods everywhere in the world. We should be proud of the work realised by our beloved colleages belonging to such a wonderful organisation like WWF."
Director and staff of WWF Guianas

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"If only I could be as brave and dedicated as those individuals working with, and for WWF and the Nepal government to save our planet and its natural resources and animals. The void those individuals have left will be filled by others, and their spirits will remain as guiding beacons, they themselves will be missed. Along with Steven Irwin, their efforts will be marked in the book of life as that of caring, dedication, and continuous effort to preserve the world for future generations, and because all life is precious. My heart goes otu to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who lost their lives for the sake of our world."
Antoinette, USA & Croatia

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"For those who perished in this tragic accident, may they all be blessed to re-appear in a realm where they will find peace, happiness, well being and further their practice of helping others."
Kirk Rhoads, Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA

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"I am sending my condolences to all of the helicopter tragedy families. Try to go on."
Benjamin Saavedra, Mexico

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"I would like to give my condolence to all the WWF staff and family, this is a big loss and I am sure conservationists all over the world won't forget their dedication and effort."
Anny Peralta, México


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"It's definitely a bad day! All my condolences to those who were working for a better Nepal and a better world. Sincerly yours."
Fabien - Tours, France

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There is a time and purpose for everything in the world, a time to be born and a time to die, a time of joy and a time of sorrow, a time for the sun to rise and a time for it to set. Our sympathies to the families of the departed we share their pain in this hour, but it should make us all the more determined to see that their ultimate sacrifice is not invain. Sail on great and noble rainbow warriors, sail on!

Eniola, Nigeria

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