Katsuhiro Kotari, eminent forester and friend to ITTO, passed away on December 25, 2011


Katsuhiro Kotari speaking about the early days of ITTO at the recent event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of ITTO. Photo: K. Sato/ITTO

Katsuhiro Kotari, a key member of the Japanese government team that negotiated the first International Tropical Timber Agreement (1983) in the 1970s and early 1980s, passed away on December 25th, 2011.