WWF-New Zealand Executive Director pays tribute to conservationist Lady Diana Isaac

Posted on 26 November 2012   |  
Conservationist and patron of the arts, Lady Diana Isaac has died, aged 91. Among the many contributions she made to protecting nature, Lady Isaac was involved in WWF-New Zealand's work, particularly supporting WWF in the South Island. Chris Howe, WWF-New Zealand Executive Director remembers and honours her contribution.

I heard the news about the death of Lady Diana Isaac over the weekend with great sadness. Lady Isaac was a long term supporter of WWF-New Zealand, and I had the privilege to meet her twice in recent years.

Lady Isaac supplied funds and other resources to help WWF run environmental education roadshows in around the South Island in the 1980s, and was closely involved in WWF’s Christchurch group which hosted a successful fundraising luncheon with Prince Philip on one of his visits to New Zealand. Lady Isaac supported the arts and the environment extensively and her death is a great loss to both.

Her legacy, and that of her late husband Sir Neil Isaac, will live on through the Isaac Wildlife Trust and the many other organisations they supported.  
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