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Colleagues recall man with passion for nature

Saturday 7 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Features, Weekend

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Colleagues recall man with passion for nature
Joseph Brider takes images for the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust. Photo: Supplied/22050610

Skilled botanist Joseph (Joe) Lawrence Brider passed away on May 1, at the age of just 41. His sudden passing, shocked family and friends locally and in the Pacific region who had worked with the man who had such “a passion” for the natural heritage of the Cook Islands.

Skilled botanist Joseph (Joe) Lawrence Brider passed away on May 1, at the age of just 41. His sudden passing, shocked family and friends locally and in the Pacific region who had worked with the man who had such “a passion” for the natural heritage of the Cook Islands.


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