Vale Professor Duncan Poore, a giant of tropical forestry


Duncan poses with Sukey on a Highland walk in 2006: Photo: J. Blaser

It is with immense sadness that we convey the news of the passing of Professor Duncan Poore. Duncan was a good-humoured, honest and articulate man and a great advocate for tropical forests, and he was a friend of many of us at ITTO and in the international forestry community. He was a “founding father” of ITTO, and he continued to support the Organization until his death. He died peacefully in March in his beloved Scotland, aged 90.