IUCN is deeply saddened by the death of Professor E.O. Wilson – recipient of the IUCN John C. Phillips Memorial Medal in recognition of his outstanding service in international conservation. As Pellegrino University Research Professor and Emeritus in Entomology at Harvard University, Professor Wilson spoke at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2016 and was an ardent supporter of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Here Dr Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee and member of the IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group, shares a remembrance of his mentor and colleague.
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