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It is with deep sadness that the IUCN Academy has learned of the passing of Dr. Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin on Saturday, August 24th. She was a pioneer and lifelong champion for environmental law education, research and advocacy. She was instrumental in developing many of the international environmental law instruments which we teach in our courses today. Francoise was an ardent supporter of the IUCN Academy since its inception ten years ago and, as the Academy, we will proudly pass on her rich legacy to future generations.

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn has created a tribute in her honour which details her remarkable achievements at http://cms.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/environmental_law/?13562/A-tribute-to-Francoise-Burhenne-Guilmin. Individual messages may be posted there.

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