Dr. Vo Quy, U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group

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Dr. Vo Quy (far left) with members of the US-Vietnam Dialogue Group and Vietnamese American business owners.

Dr. Vo Quy is considered the father of Vietnam’s environmental movement. The 78-year old Vietnamese Zoologist, professor and member of the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group has been helping address some of Vietnam’s biggest environmental challenges for over fifty years.

Among his long list of accomplishments, including creating the country’s first national park and its first environmental research center, Dr. Quy was one of the first to understand the danger posed by Agent Orange. He began studying the effects of the toxic herbicide while it was still being sprayed during the war and has been a a passionate advocate for clean up and remediation ever since.

In 2008, Dr. Quy was selected as one of Time Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment”. “I am quite old,” Quy told Time, “but I will not stop because I have a lot more work to do.”

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