Jordi Falgarona’s Farewell

Jordi Falgarona’s Farewell

Dear colleagues

Jordi Falgarona, an old friend of mine, an active and enthusiast member of the Delos Initiative and the SG on CSVPA since 2003, peacefully passed away last night.

Jordi was a WCPA member, working in management of protected areas for over twenty years, representing the Ministry of the Environment of Catalonia, Spain, in numerous national and international events.

Among many other things, Jordi was instrumental in getting the cultural and spiritual values in the agenda of both the Europarc Federation and the Spanish Section of the Europarc Federation. He was also the key organiser of the first workshop of the Delos Initiative in Montserrat (2006) and prepared the case studies for Doñana National and Natural Parks and for Montsant Natural Park, both in Spain.

He  was also the founder and president of the Silene Association, a small NGO aimed at the study, dissemination and promotion of the spiritual and intangible cultural heritage, especially in relation to nature conservation.

He will be remembered by his gentleness and generosity and will be missed by all who had the privilege to work with him. His funeral will be tomorrow in Argelaguer, a small village where he was born, near the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park, where he was working for more than twenty years.

He died at home, in full coherence with his life. May he rest in peace

J.M. Mallarach