The Ramsar Secretariat is deeply sad to announce that Dr. Lew Young passed away on 5th March 2019 while on mission in Beijing in his capacity of CEO of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership. He was 60 years old.
Lew joined the Ramsar Secretariat in 2008 as Senior Regional Advisor for Asia and Oceania. For ten years Lew was advising on and supporting the strategic development and effective implementation of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
In March 2018 Lew joined the Ramsar Regional Initiative East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat as Chief Executive.