Remembering Founder Director of Earthwatch Europe, 1989 – 1995
Brian Walker, the Founder Director of Earthwatch Europe, sadly passed away on 8th September 2019.
As Founder Director, Brian was fundamental in setting up the newly founded European arm of Earthwatch. Brian was the perfect candidate for this role, after his previous successes as Director General at Oxfam and President of the International Institute for Environment and Development.
Under Brian’s guidance Earthwatch Europe thrived, overcoming the challenges associated with becoming a self-funding organisation after just a year of operating. His innovation and creativity ensured that Earthwatch grew and evolved into the organisation it is today.
Brian will be deeply missed, but his impact lives on as, thirty years since its foundation, Earthwatch Europe continues to inform conservation through science whilst also inspiring the action that is necessary to address the urgent environmental challenges we face.
Brian is survived by his children Peter, Clare, Dorcas, Gráinne, Siobhan and Sarah.