Felipe Cruz Bedón, leaves an immense gap in Galapagos

Felipe Cruz Bedón

Is with deep regret The Charles Darwin Foundation, its Board of Directors, Members of its General Assembly, staff members and volunteers send this note about the death of our friend and colleague, and ex Vice Director, Mr. Felipe Hernán Cruz Bedon which took place in Chile on the 9th of August 2018.

Team Felipe Cruz Bedón. Photo from: CDF Stock.
Team Felipe Cruz Bedón. Photo from: CDF Stock.

His brilliant contribution to the conservation of our World Heritage Site will always be remembered and honored in our hearts and minds.

Felipe was born in Floreana Island on April 22nd 1958, and was part of one of the first families of settlers from Ecuador who arrived to the archipelago, he leaves a big hole in the personal and professional space.

Galapagos expedition Felipe Cruz Bedón. Photo from: CDF Stock
Galapagos expedition Felipe Cruz Bedón. Photo from: CDF Stock

Felipe had a great passion for the islands, his knowledge, generosity and his motivation to share were unstoppable.

His legacy for the Galapagos society, local and international science and for his family, especially for his son Rashid Cruz is enormous.

Felipe Hernán Cruz. Photo from: CDF Archive
Felipe Hernán Cruz. Photo from: CDF Archive

Felipe was a very dedicated and passionate person, and will always be remembered and his memory honored in our hearts.
We express our deep sympathy to his family in these challenging moments.

The “Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands”, in French “Fondation Charles Darwin pour les îles Galapagos”, Association International sans but lucratif (“AISBL”), has its registered office located at Drève du Pieuré 19, 1160 Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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