Nigel Sitwell obituary

People, Nigel SitwellIt is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of the founder trustees of Galapagos Conservation Trust, Nigel Sitwell.

Noted for his travels to nearly 100 countries, Nigel first visited the Galapagos Islands in 1967, and returned many times. He was Chairman of GCT from 1997 – 2006, and remained closely involved with the organisation afterwards as an Ambassador. In his professional life, he was editor and publisher of the magazine Wildlife (which became BBC Wildlife) for 17 years and worked for WWF-UK as Director of Information. He also served on the Council of the Zoological Society of London, was a long-time Trustee of Survival International and was awarded the Order of the Golden Ark for services to nature conservation.