Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tribute to a Great Native Flora Champion
Our friend and great mentor in the Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society, Leonard Co, passed away in Leyte last Monday because of an alleged senseless killing. He was there to do additional research on Philippine plants. Upto the end he was searching for more knowledge about our Philippine forests. He is the greatest plant taxonomist I have met no doubt. He is also the most generous in terms of his expertise, readily giving away his knowledge on plants and taxonomy. His loss will be mourned by those whom he inspired and the interest on native flora he ignited. Sir Leonard, may the fire you kept lit continue to burn. You will be missed by us. We will make sure you will be remembered.