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

"I am so sorry to hear about the tragic news. My deepest sympathies and also my sincere thanks to those who continued to support and fight for such a great cause and community. You will be missed but never forgotten for your courage and love of wild life."
Hiromi Ichida, Toronto, Ontario

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"My condolences to all the family and friends of the people who perished in this tragic helicopter crash."
Petra Mehner, Vancouver BC, Canada

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"I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the families, friends, colleagues of the WWF staff, helicopter crew, and dignitaries who perished on that tragic helicopter crash. May their memories & work forever live on in the hearts of all who care for Mother Earth."
Naty Cua, Philippines

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"I am so sorry for your loss."
Anon.

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"Words cannot express the deepest sorrow in my heart. I sincerely thank those for their efforts, who dedicated their lives whole-heartedly to environmental conservation."
Heidi cheng, HKSAR

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"I send my heartfelt sympathies to the family of the deceased, the Government of Nepal and the "world of conservation" that has  suffered another big loss besides the Tsunami disaster in 2004. It is great to see words of encouragement and support to the bereaved from all over the world. Let us remain united."
Nsiku Banda, U.K

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"Please do not despair! We are with you in prayers! "
Chisomo Banda, Woodlands, Zambia

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"We leave everything in the hands of the Almighty GOD!"
Azifi Banda Chipata, Zambia

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"Aqui deixo os meus mais profundos sentimentos. A perda destes homens nunca será verdadeiramente ultrapassada nem pelo planeta, nem por aqueles que o defendem. A qualidade da vida na Terra e da Terra depende de todos nós, não deixemos que a pura mensagem, a afincada luta destes guerreiros do planeta desapareça. Vamos fazer com que continue em todos nós."
Maria Afonso, Coimbra, Portugal

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"Shocked to hear this news, This is a terrible tragedy in the history of WWF. My deepest condolences go to all the families of WWF staff who lost their life in this Crash."
Kashif Ijaz, Former WWF Pakistan Projects Coordinator, Belfast, UK

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"Sometimes life has surprises that we don't understand. May their be peace in heaven."
Sergio F., Vigo, Galicia, Spain

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"Sad that you are gone, but your work will change the world, forever and ever."
Wong Chi Fung, Hong Kong

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"This is such a tragedy. Its so unfortunate that this would happen. These wonderful people's work will never be forgotten, and they have helped to ensure that future generations can enjoy these areas. To the family and friends of the victims, your grief is shared by thousands, and your remembrance to."
Peter McCartney, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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"I am so sorry for your loss. Those people lived passionately and fulfilled an amazing purpose here. They are now in a loving place."


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"Just to say sorry to the families and also to WWF."
Canada

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We have met Dr. Chandra Gurung during a visit to our daughter and son-in-law in Nepal. We were impressed by his wonderful work, his charismatic and inspiring personality. Our deepest condolences go to his family and to the families of all those who perished in this incomprehensible accident.

Marijke Linnemann, Patrick Larenas. Mexico City

"My condolences to the members of the bereaved families and I am confident that WWF will carry forward the good work in the memory of those the world lost in the tragedy."
Raj, USA

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"Such a sad loss. Prayers and hope filled thoughts for you all."
Cecilia Aguilera, Toronto, Canada

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"Yeshi Lama was a member of the Anthropology of Development course I teach at SOAS in London. I remember Yeshi well as a lively, articulate and thoughtful member of the class. She had rich insights to offer from her experience and new ideas. Her death is a terrible tragedy and a great loss to everyone who ever knew her, however briefly."
David Mosse, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

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"The world has suffered a horrific loss with this tragedy. My deepest sympathy to WWF and the families and friends. Such things should not happen to such good people."
Cathy Hall, Kincardine, On, Canada

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"It was a heart breaking news, may the souls of deceased rest in peace."
M. Garba Boyi, Nigeria

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"I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. How something so bad could happen to people who campaign for good is beyond comprehension. My thoughts are with their family and friends"
Katie Orchard, Norfolk, UK
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"My deepest condolences for all the families that have lost their loved ones. May God bless them. "
Maria Renee Arana, Bolivia

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"These are my condolences for our colleagues that passed away. I believe that they are in a better place, still preserving and watching over the great earth we all fight for and we all love."
Rui Simão, Lisbon, Portugal

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"Please accept my condolences for this tragic event. We will not forget."
Kristin, Canada

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"Oh my god, that's so sad. I hope all their families are doing ok"
kay, Ontario, 14

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"I send my whole hearted comfort to the families of the deceased, their lives were not lived in vain."
Chelsea McBain, Canada

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"We are sorry to hear of this tragedy and send our sympathy to the families."
Anon.

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"WWF's work is highly appreciated and I know there are many conservationists in the making, These people may be gone but what they did for nature will be in remembrance of them. Even though I didn't know them personally but we are conservationists by heart since I joined WWF online community. We all live in God's hands."
Cynthia , Kenya

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"I introduce to you my condolences for your friends and for family lost in this horrible accident. These people who were engaged in formidable actions for nature and the animal life forces are respect with all."
Virginie M, France

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"I am extremely sorry to hear about the sad demise of our cherished WWF staff and other dignitaries. may their souls rest in peace. They will always be remembered in our hearts for all the wonderful work they have done."
Fatima Nasrulla, Mumbai, India

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I wish all 7 of our great colleagues are peacefully resting and looking down upon us with their blessings, and smiling on the achievements they accomplished on their last day with us. I make this vow to them - I will carry on with my best efforts to ensure we leave a living blue planet, just as they did.

Duangduen Eagan, WWF Thailand

"It's a sad thing to hear about the demise of such noble and humble men of such kind hearted origins. They have lent a helping hand to the world over and have strived to change the dark clouds of the world into a clear blue sky. May they be blessed with immortal peace and their spirits be lifted to the skies above."
Manish Goyal, Bangalore, India

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"We are all deeply saddened by the loss of so many talented individuals who contributed to making the world a better place. My condolences to the family and friends of these remarkable people."
Kelly Nason, WWF-Canada

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"I am so sad and so sorry about what has happened. My heart goes out to those who died and to those left behind. I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling but I hope that to know we are all thinking of you may be of some comfort to you."
Anon.

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"With deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all involved in this terrible tragedy. May we continue the fight for what they believed in."
Shannon Clifford, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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"I just want to thank all the people that were on that helicopter. I hope their friends and families will find peace in knowing what a great difference they made here on earth, they will be missed dearly. May they rest in peace."
Jennifer Lelievre

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"I have always believed in the great work done by the WWF. My condolences to all who were touched by those lost."
Kelly Pike, Newfoundland, Canada
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"Our hearts go out to the families of all the passengers and crew on that flight. We mourn your loss. We share your grief, and offer our promise that they will not be forgotten and that their work will continue. "
Irman Nuruddin, Johor, Malaysia

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"I send my deepest sympathies to the families of all those who were lost in the tragic helicopter crash. Our hearts are with you. And the intense amazing work that your husbands and wives did for WWF and Nepal will be remembered and built on. They are all guiding stars in the world of conservation. Examples to all of us to continue their vision and passion. I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. "
Julia Brennan, Washington DC, friend of WWF
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