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Conservation icon passes away

  • The Earth Organization
  • March 04,2012, 11:01 PM
The world of conservation suffered a great loss on the 2nd of March 2012, when Lawrence Anthony passed away peacefully in his sleep. Known internationally for his compassionate intervention at the Baghdad Zoo during the coalition invasion of Iraq, and his subsequent books Babylon’s Ark and The Elephant Whisperer, his life was a true reflection of an extraordinary man who lived  by the mantra that nothing is insurmountable. As founder of “The Earth Organization”, his initiatives will continue to make a massive impact in the world of conservation.
Anthony is an award winning conservationist, explorer, adventurer, author and founder of The Earth Organization. His new book 'The Last Rhinos' will be released at the end of March.
His sons say that their father was a remarkable man who lived his life to the fullest and never looked back on any choices he made.
He leaves behind his wife Francoise, his two sons, Dylan and Jason, and two grandsons, Ethan and Brogan.
Lawrence will be missed by all.
I have just put down the Elephant Whisperer and gone on the Internet to check out this website and I feel I've lost a friend. My heart goes out to those closest to Lawrence Anthony who have lost such a wonderful and caring person.
Annie young April 04,2012, 01:36 PM
I am an American woman who just finished reading The Elephant Whisperer and Babylon's Ark within 1 week. I couldn't put either one down and I am so moved by what Mr. Anthony has accomplished. My dream vacation is to one day be able to step foot onto African soil and see a wild elephant in it's element. I hope to be able to do that at Thula Thula which to me is the equivalent of heaven. The late Steve Irwin was an idol of mine and I was devastated at his passing. The same now goes for Lawrence Anthony. I was hoping to meet him one day just to give him a hug and say thank you. I am writing this with tears in my eyes - my hugs now go out to his family and friends. Amy Dobrzynski, illinois, United States
Amy Dobrzynski March 24,2012, 08:10 AM
My sympathy to the family. How privledged you were to have personally known him. What a terrible loss to the animals and to those of us that care about the dignity of all inhabitants of this very small planet. Thank you Mr. Anthony and God speed.
Susan Stanze March 17,2012, 12:44 PM
What an extreme loss for his family and the animal world. I am saddened to tears! I just recently read his book "the elephant whisperer" and could not put it down. It is wonderful and I keep re-reading it. Thank god for this man, who became such a voice for magnificent creatures.
Nike Beaudry March 16,2012, 06:35 AM
I first heard of Anthony Lawrence in 2003 when I was concerned with the state of the Baghdad Zoo animals after the U.S. invasion. I am saddened by his death. My sympathy to his family and to all the animals of the world who have lost his strong voice on behalf of their welfare.
Karen Roach March 12,2012, 08:21 AM
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