John Merson is a former consultant to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; the International Union for Conservation of Nature; and the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs. He is a former member of the Australian Indonesia Steering Committee on Science and Technology and of the Australia Korea Forum. For his journalistic work, he is the recipient of a United Nations Media Peace Prize. Rosie Cooney is a biodiversity policy and management specialist with 12 years of experience in policy research, analysis, and development, and the chair of the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. Paul Brown is a geologist, researcher, and teacher. He is a former foundational head of the University of New South Wales School of Humanities, and a former campaign manager for Greenpeace Australia. He coordinates international research programs on waterways and climate change in Australia and Southeast Asia.
"This book covers an extraordinary range of issues in a way that is both compelling and readable. Can there be a more important topic?" --Robyn Williams, ABC Science Unit "The challenge for all of us now is to let go of old paradigms of conservation and land use that have seen wildlife become increasingly unsafe in the wild and lands degrade, to embrace instead a new order of strategies that will simultaneously optimise conservation, ecosystem services and human well-being. A good place to start would be those whose visions are showcased in this excellent publication." --Mike Archer, professor, Evolution of Earth & Life Systems Research Group, University of New South Wales