The Wildlife Conservation Society mourns the loss of Senior Conservation Scientist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson, who died suddenly on February 14th in India. John was a world-renowned expert on crocodiles, alligators, anacondas, turtles and other species of reptiles and worked tirelessly throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia to ensure their protection and conservation. His deep commitment to conservation and wry sense of humor will be missed by all who knew John. All of us at WCS were inspired by his dedication and spirit through the many years we had the honor to work with him.

With the generous support of John Thorbjarnarson's family, WCS has established a memorial fund in John's honor to promote the conservation of the world's endangered crocodilians. Donations for the fund can be made online, or can be mailed to:

Wildlife Conservation Society
John Thorbjarnarson Memorial Fund
Global Conservation Department
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460