20 June 2012 - The CMS Secretariat has learned
with deep regret and sadness of the sudden death of Kholmumin
Safarov, Committee for Environment Protection in Tajikistan.
He was shot by unknown criminals on his way home in Dushanbe
on June 15, 2012.
Given his tireless efforts over the years,
his loss is a severe blow to the cause of nature and species
conservation. In his capacity as CMS National Focal Point,
he significantly contributed to strengthening transboundary
conservation of migratory species both in Tajikistan and
on international level. The CMS Secretariat would like to
extend its heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.