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

"On behalf of the Makakasutu Wildlife Trust, we express our grief on the tragedy that has come to the WWF and the Wetland conservationists' community. Together we stand and carry forward the work which is unfinished."
Anon.

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"We will keep your memory forever. All us feel very much the loss."
cristof@sapo.pt, Portugal

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"We share your grief for losing your loved ones and will keep them in our memories for their dedication to make our world a better place."
Maria and Tracy Raynolds, Maple Ridge BC, Canada

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"I'd like to present my sincere condolences to the families, to Nepal, and to the entire WWF community."
Raphaelle Maul

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"Condolences to all families."
Carlos cardenas mendoza, Colombia

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"I'm really sorry for the loss, I hope that thier memories and their work can stay alive for ever."
Marcela, Bogota, Colombia

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"Our sympathy and condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones in this terrible accident. We thank them for their work on behalf of WWF and we will continue this work in their memory. Peace be with you and with them."
A Hemenway, USA

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"I have supported WWF for years and I have visited the beautiful country of Nepal, even trekked in the Annapurna region and did an Earthwatch project out of Jumla. I'm so sorry for the loss to WWF and Nepal - of people who were great stewards for Nepal's resources and models for the world. I hope others will take up the banner and continue the effort built on the success of these fine, dedicated people."
Jan Nissl, Idaho, USA

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"My heart goes out to everyone at WWF over this deep and terrible loss. My condolences to the families and coworkers of the victims, and my hopes to all that the aims of conservation in Nepal will go ahead to fulfillment, as those who died in the crash must surely have wished for them to do."
Ronald Orenstein, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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"I express my deepest sorrow and grief for the loss of lives of our brave warriors for enviroment protection. We are all standing by them."
Ivanny Xu, People's Republic of China

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"Dear colleagues, My heart is with you this week. The passing of major figures from the conservation stage serves as a reminder for us all to consider what we do with the brief time we have."
Ned Gardiner, American Museum of Natural History, NYC

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"Sentite condoglianze per un gruppo di persone così lontane ma per me molto vicine."
Alessandro peis, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

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"Shocked I was, hearing that terrible accident. I wish you all very much strength to bear such a great loss."
Madelon ter Kuile, Amsterdam

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"I´m not very good with the feelings in english but I will try to do my best. I would like to express my condolences to the families and friends for the loss of a dear person. It's a bad moment in our lives when we lose a friend or someone that belongs to our family and I can tell you that it's a bigger loss when this person has dedicated his life to conserve the resources of the earth."

"Unfortunately, it is one of the species in danger of extinction and is a sad moment for all of us that loves nature, wildlife, environment. I hope you had understood more or less what I have tried to express. Now it's time to fight for all the things these persons were fighting for and don't give up with this great work they were doing. Again my condolences."
Carlos Fernandez Ayestaran, Santander, Spain

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My sincere condolences to the WWF family and the families of those who lost their loved ones. Lets keep their spirit burning by picking up where they have left in conserving the environment.

Rachel, Kenya

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"Siento mucho la tragedia, desde Caracas, Venezuela mo sentido pesame a los familiares por tan sensible pérdida, atentamente."
Aracelis Granado

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"To all WWF-friends especially those in Nepal, to the families of those who had dedicated their lives to conserving the extraordinary natural resources of Nepal and the Earth, I'm deeply touched and feel very sorry for what happened. I'm sure all of them had lots of hope to better the situation in Nepal and already invested so much energy in these great projects."

"I sincerely wish their love for what they were doing and their efforts will not be lost. We can be proud of them and worship the beloved ones for the great things they have accomplished. I'm sure God will not let us down, God will help their families and friends to find freedom after moments of deep mourning. I will pray for all of you, and also for our Earth and the WWF to find more poeple willing to believe in the necessity of conservation of our wonderful planet."
Theresa Steins, Belgium, Europe

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"To the families who suffered the loss of those who died in Nepal tragically.”
Adriana

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"I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I do not know you, and did not know them, I mourn with you. While it may not be much comfort, I hope you take some solace in the fact that there are people you may never meet face to face in this world who care about you, and who care about the cause these men were fighting for."

"I promise to continue their legacy in any way I can by fighting for the environment and conservation. Please know that you are being lifted up in prayer and that people you do not know are supporting you with positive energy and healing thoughts during this difficult time."
Ami Jones, Columbus, Ohio USA

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"Dear Friends: We are deeply shocked and grieved by the helicopter crash in Nepal. How to absorb the tragic loss of so many friends and the devastating blow to the conservation community? Darla and I thought immediately about the very significant contributions of so many of the victims to the conservation of snow leopards and their habitat in the region."

"But of course the loss is so much greater than that, to the immediate families, to the greater 'family' of we who were colleagues and to the local communities who are benefiting from their work. We echo the words of others’ letters we have read this morning, that these dedicated people can never be replaced, but we must honor them by carrying on their important work. On behalf of the Snow Leopard Conservancy team, we send our heartfelt condolences to all the families who have been affected by this tragedy."
Rodney Jackson and Darla Hillard, Director Snow Leopard Conservancy, USA

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"Please accept my sincere expression of sadness for your loss."
Karolina Slowinska, Copenhagen

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"Veramente dispiaciuto, porgo le mie più sentite condoglianze."
Francesco Sallorenzo, Castrovillari, CS - Italy


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"I am sorry for this terrible tragedy. It is especially sad because of the great and selfless work that was being done."
Rob Seltzer

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"A great loss..."
Ana, Portugal

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"May these brave souls find peace during their rest with the angels."
Rodney Hoover, Arlington, Texas

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"Not only is this a personal tragedy for the friends & families of these great people, it is a calamity for anyone connected with the natural world. My deepest sympathy goes out to all friends & loved ones."
Andrew Welsh, London

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"Our hearts go out to the families of all passengers aboard. It is huge loss to conservation worldwide. Shocked and heart is broken."
Pratima, Mahendra, and Yesha Shrestha, Washington, DC, USA

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"I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the families."
Ngoc Lai, Vietnam

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Jennifer Didi, you will be always in our heart as long as our heart beats. May your soul rest in peace. Love you always.

Sunil, Pratima, Jaya, Jeny, Sita, and Siddhi Shrestha

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"Dear friends, it's been a little while since i signed in and received news from you because in some way I tried to be part of the change of conciousness in our dear planet earth for that it is great tragedy to know the loss of people committed for that purpose. I can imagine the suffering of family and near friends of the people who died on that accident, and I also know that there is no thing I could tell you to feel better. All i can say to you is to remember what do they and what do we stand for. A big hug for all of you"
Henry Ríos, Iquitos, Perú

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"Quiero enviarle mis condolencias a todos los familiares, amigos y compañeros de todas las personas que desafortunadamente perdieron la vida, pero precisamente por ellos, por su entrega y pasion por la naturaleza; la lcuha por conservar nuestro planeta debe seguir. MI mas sentido pesame."
Leticia Avila, Mexico

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"My condolences go out to the members of the families that lost loved ones and to the country of Nepal. May God bless all of you and keep you safe from further harm.”
Sherry, USA


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"It is so difficult to lose those we love and admire, yet somehow this loss is more bearable knowing that they died because they were doing something they felt so committed to."
Susan Hopkinson, Brussels

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"It is a great loss for the world when people of this greatness die. I feel very sorry for them and their families."
Fatima Almeida, Portugal

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"As minhas mais sinceras condolências a todos os afectados por este terrível acidente e o meu mais profundo pesar por todas as perdas inerentes. Os meus profundos sentimentos para os familiares das pessoas envolvidas no mesmo. E os meus desejos que e trabalho vindo a desenvolver por todos os envolvidos neste terrível desastre continue ainda com mais ardor e empenho."
Paulo Nogueira from Portugal

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"I'm so sorry."
Anon.


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"Mi mas sentida condolencia. Eran pocos y ahora son menos. Habra que insistir en nombre de ellos, para lograr dejar un sistema saludable a nuestros descendientes."
Alvaro Castañón Seoane, Perú

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"I am so sorry to learn about this tragedy. Those who died were friends of all. I trust WWF will help the families overcome their grief, and to help us all overcome this loss."
John A. Boyd, Long Beach, California

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"My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Such a great loss for all of us."
Frederic, Belgium

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At this very sad time, the thoughts of the RSPB's South West England team are with the families of those lost in Nepal and our friends at WWF.

Tony Richardson, RSPB Regional Director, Exeter, UK

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