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 R.I.P. Ralf Sommerlad

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PostSubject: R.I.P. Ralf Sommerlad   Sun 14 Jun - 17:57

Unfortunately we must inform you that VenomLand member, worldwide renowned biologist and crocodilian conservationist from Frankfurt, Germany,
RALF SOMMERLAD has passed away.
Our deepest sympathy goes to his family, his friends, and to all crocodiles of this world which have lost one of their most important advocates.

Rest in Peace, Ralf!

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P. Ralf Sommerlad   Sun 21 Jun - 14:48

I met him ten years ago during the IUCN Crocodiles Specialist Group in France. I remember him as someone really approachable, humble and modest in spite of his big knowledge. He put a lot in the crocodiles protection. A great man let us, the conservation community will miss him!
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