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.

1 comment:

JunBo said...

What? Sya pala talaga yun??? Never met the guy however, I became an instant fan lalo na pag nag iidentify sya nung mga plants na pinost ng mga friends nya and friends mo rin sa facebook. Sayang, I never get to know him better..... RIP Mr Leonard Co, May justice be served....