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

"So sorry for all the families concerned-beautiful people sadly missed."
Kevin Lawlor, London

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"I have no words for condolence, all great resources are finished in one second."
Shilpa

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"I'm sorry to hear that, I hope those people rest in peace. It is a tragedy not only for Nepal and WWF but also tragedy for all people involved in saving nature."
Willy, Indonesia

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"I am deeply saddened by the tragic events in Nepal. I was fortunate enough to have met Jennifer Headley, albeit briefly, but found her to be an inspiration to us all with her patience, perseverance and dedication to the conservation cause. She will be sadly missed."
Katie Millard, London

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"Great sadness and honor for the people who are sacred for nature and working to better our future."
Vytautas Krasnickas

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"This is a big blow to the entire wildlife family. These brave people will never be forgotten in our good books. I hope they will rest in perfect peace. My condolences to the families and to the people of Nepal for this sad loss."
Bai Dodou Jallow, Gambia, West Africa

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"My heart goes out for all the wonderful people on that helicopter. I send my condolences to their friends and family. They can be safe in the knowledge that their memories will live on in the work that they worked so hard to achieve."
Amie Shepherd, UK

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"I am deeply saddened by the tragic events in Nepal. I was fortunate enough to have met Jennifer Headley, albeit briefly, but found her to be an inspiration to us all with her patience, perseverance and dedication to the conservation cause. She will be sadly missed."
Katie Millard, London

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"A struck of a calcinating lightening bolt... the most profound tragedy in the history of the WWF family, and an irreparable loss to nature conservation in Nepal and beyond. All of a sudden, only barren ash where instants before there were giants moved by vibrant dreams of a better world. Dreams higher than the himalayas, enacted by action faster than hunting snow leopards."

"Jill, Chandra, Mingma, Matt, Harka, Yeshi, Jennifer and all conservation colleagues and friends and pilots whose lives were taken away in this accident.. our sorrow is immense, and all we can say is that we are proud and feel priviledged to have been given the chance of learning from you, to have been inspired by you. Your sudden death is a reminder of both our smallness and our greatness. A reminder of our ephemeral passage in this beautiful and so hurt world. A reminder of our greatness in maintaining alive and enacting YOUR dreams."
Leonardo Lacerda, Brazil

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"My most sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their life for such a noble cause. I hope they soon find the peace of soul they need and I pray for their loved ones."
Mariana Salazar, México City

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"I am so sorry for your loss."
Bronwyn, Virginia

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"I'm sorry guys. Hang on in there; time might not heal all wounds after all; but we are still here, and we can make a difference by remembering our brothers in arms! Never forget all that they meant and all the good they brought to the world. "
Rod T., NY

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"It was great demise of internationally renowned persons of WWF, which makes everyone very sad. I wish them peace in heaven."
Kuber Jung Malla, Nepal

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"I'm so so so sorry. I can't believe that the ones who really care for our planet have to go like this. But I know they did the best they could to help nature and will continue to do so from wherever they are. They did a great job while alive."
Vanessa Kniss Cernew, Brazil

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While we mourn the loss of so many talented lives used so generously, we at SOAS think particularly of Yeshi Lama and the family that must now manage without her. We valued her intelligence, commitment and enthusiasm when she studied for an MA in Social Anthropology here, and we send our sympathies to her family and colleagues.

Richard Fardon, Head of the Department of Anthropology at SOAS

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"I just wanted to say that I really mourn these people's death. It's a terrible loss in a preposterous accident witch led to the thought that you could get harmed in a single moment, obviously and shockingly when you were just trying to help. Building a memorial in honor of not only these people but in honor of the cause they fought."
Stefan Stoilov, Bulgaria

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"Sorry for such a tragic incident and convey our deep sorrow to the departed families."
Shailesh Khalpada, Ahmedabad, INDIA

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"Very sorry to hear of this great loss to the world of conservation and to all people who care about this earth and how we treat it."
Deirdre Grimes, Ireland

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"I am very sorry for WWF. This is a tragic loss."
Lieve, Belgium


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"Condolence to all at WWF especially the Nepal office. Hope that they are able to carry on the good work in memory of the work done on in the past."
Roy & Kathleen HAILS, Bolton, England

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"What can I say? When lives are lost. There are no words to express oneself. Never the less the world is poorer from this loss but richer from the work they left behind."
Dimitra, Greece

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"My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of the heroes of conservation who perished in the crash. I hope that through this incident, people around the world will know how to appreciate and support the effort that WWF heroes are doing around the world. The loss of our Heroes should let us be more united and this belief should be spread to every corner of the world. Let us mourn for our heroes and let this serve as a reminder for us. God Bless All Our Great Heroes."
Edwin Tan, Singapore

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"MY deepest condolences to the families of all those lost in the accident. The efforts of WWF will be made all the more difficult but all the more determined by their loss. It was a privilege to have known and worked with Jill Bowling and Jennifer Headley."
John Barker ex WWF-UK, currently State and Local Government Programme,  Lagos, Nigeria

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"I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. It is such a horrible event. I send you a lot of power and care."
Kaisa Kosonen, Finland

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"There are too few people out there doing the work that you do at WWF, this is a huge loss. I am so sorry for all the families and friends. God bless all their good work, and may they watch over all of us still here trying to do good work for animals."
Jeanete, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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"To all the families and friends, My deepest sentiments for your loss. Our hearts are with you in this moment. Let's remember them with gratitude for all their precious work."
Mirian Sanches, Brazil


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"I sincerely sympathize with WWF management, staff and friends for this in reparable loss. It is so shocking and least expected. My condolence to the families, friends, colleagues & countries of the departed. May their soul rest in perfect peace."
Idowu Sonde, Lagos,  Nigeria
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"Hi, It's with deep sorrow that I convey my message of consolation and peace to all the families and friends of the deceased. May the Almighty God help them to bear the loss. For the noble cause the they were undertaking, may it continue as a sign of honor."
Pauline, Nairobi, Kenya

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"It is indeed a sad loss. We in Nigeria join WWF in expressing our deepest condolences. May the Almighty God grant the families affected by the crash the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss."
Chelo Omo-Okoro, Lagos, Nigeria


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On behalf of World Television and World Images, I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all those who died in the tragic accident. A great loss for WWF, for Nepal and for conservation.

Claudine Ellis, World Images London

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"Deeply saddened to hear about the crash, and of the deaths of all these people who have dedicated their lives to conserving our environment. My prayers are with you."
Jacqueline BINDZI, Cameroon

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"Hi All, I am very sad to hear about this tragedy. We all try to help save what's left from our beautiful planet (heaven I call it) in any way possible. Some send messages to politicians, some take part in physical activities. So, it is always a great deal to lose someone who's dedicated his life to that one specific goal, a better and a healthier planet. Sleep well and hopefully continue this mission even harder at where you are now. I give my condolences to the other people who died in the crush as well. I wish all the patience to their beloved ones."
Alp R. Capa, Istanbul, Turkey

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"A terrible accident causing a dramatic loss of a group of essential and dedicated professionals. I was shocked to hear this depressing news. Condolences go out to their families, colleagues and friends."
Arjan Hassing, Netherlands

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"I do share the sorrow especially with their families. May god rest their souls in heaven. Amen."
Veneranda Msemwa, Tanzania


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"I'd like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident. It would be a fitting tribute to the deceased if the government and people of Nepal continue to protect the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area."
Anon., UK

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"Dear Friends! We lost our colleagues! We share your grief and offer promise that they will not be forgotten. We offer our support for their family and their friends."
Gjergj Elezi, Chief, Environment-Education-Health, Lezhe, Albania

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"CONDOLENCE AND SYMPATHY. The sudden and untimely demise of very important persons and experts on wildlife conservation is a shock to me. May their soul rest in heavenly peace. Let me extend my deepest sorrow and condolence to the bereaved family members at this hour of great grief and pain."
Dr. Govind Prasad Thapa, Chairperson Centre for Security and Justice Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal

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"This has been a big tragedy and my heart goes out to the families of the victims. Planet earth is poorer without them as they strove hard to protect it's natural resources. You will always be remembered."
Raghav, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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"Hello, My sincere condolences to relatives and friends of the victims."
Njook-Jien

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Though I didn't know these people personally, their work has really touched me and inspired me to work harder. To the family and friends of the deceased, rest assured that their efforts will not be forgotten. They will always be in my prayers. Deepest condolences to all.

Nur Hamaiza, Singapore

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