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Weidong Li, China

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Mr. Weidong Li was a Senior Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Forestry and a former editor-in-chief of the Chinese journal, World Forestry Development.  He was WFI’s first Fellow from China, in 1994-1995.   Mr. Li has since passed away.


Roland Simpson, Australia

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WFI Board members and staff were saddened to hear of the recent death of Roland Simpson on October 22, 2004. Roland was a Fellow in 1998 and more recently worked as a forester with Forests of New South Wales in their Investment Services Division. Roland died as a result of injuries sustained in a BASE jumping mishap in China. Roland’s ever-optimistic attitude and broad smile will surely be missed both here in Portland as well as in Australia.