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A message from Langdon Stevenson, webmaster for Richard and Carol Green

It is with great sadness that I write this update, Richard and Carol Green and their friend John Davis, a documentary film maker, passed away on November 7th when their helicopter crashed near the Hunter Valley. They were on a trip researching environmental impacts of coal mining.

I have been in contact with Richard's family and they have asked me to post the following message...

We are mourning the huge loss of Richard, Carol and John Davis in the recent tragic helicopter accident. They were rare people, humble whilst achieving greatness and deeply committed to sustaining wilderness and the natural environment. We are very grateful for the sympathy and support that everyone has shown and want to extend our thanks to you. Thank you too for your interest in Richard's photos and the book Remote and Wild, he and Carol would have been happy.

Regarding sales of the book remote and wild, please see the message on the book page

Any updates, or news regarding a memorial will be posted on the News page, so please check there.

Being fortunate enough to own and being able to fly our own helicopter provides an opportunity to get to the most inaccessible places. The majority of my landscape photographs are taken in some of the wildest and most remote wilderness areas on the continent.

Apart from our love of being out in the wilderness and the artistic challenge of creating the images, there is a more serious side to our work. Debate about climate change and its inevitable impact continues to stimulate discussion.

We are extremely concerned by the lack of real action from governments, and feel that there is an urgent need for public pressure to be brought to bear on our politicians to make courageous and long-sighted decisions. Regardless of any doubts on the matter, there is no margin for error as wrong decisions or inaction will be irretrievable.

We therefore hope that these images will add to the growing public awareness of the beauty of our natural environment and encourage and support the desire to protect it.