Deeply mourning the loss of a colleague and friend

October 19, 2017

With utter sadness we received the news that our dear Greenpeace colleague and friend, Carolina Nyberg-Steiser, died in an airplane accident in the Amazon region last Tuesday.  

Carolina was a very dedicated, key member of a global team for the All Eyes on the Amazon programme, led by Hivos and Greenpeace, aimed at stopping the destruction of the Amazon forest.

She was travelling in a small amphibious plane that crashed while landing on the river Rio Negro near Manaus, capital of the northern state of the Amazonas in Brazil. She was visiting the Greenpeace office to meet with her colleagues and learn more about the campaign to protect the Amazon.  

Carolina put her heart into everything she did. Filled with this tragedy, our deepest sympathies go out to her loved ones, her family, friends and colleagues, who have lost an irreplaceable presence in their lives.  

– Edwin Huizing, Executive Director of Hivos