In Memoriam: Godfrey A. Rockefeller


World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is greatly saddened by the passing on January 22nd of former WWF Executive Director Godfrey A.Rockefeller.

Mr. Rockefeller played an important role in the founding and creation of WWF, including hiring the first staff and chief scientist and building a professional organization that today counts almost 900 staff as part of the extended WWF network and the largest conservation group in the world. He had a life-long love of conservation, and later served on WWF’s Board of Directors and its National Council in the years between 1977 to 2006.

World Wildlife Fund is grateful for Godfrey Rockefeller’s professional leadership and years of service to World Wildlife Fund and offers its sincere condolences to the Rockefeller family.