Wildlife Conservationists Farwiza Farhan with Leonardo DiCaprio for Wild Lives book

Wildlife conservationists are often called crazy, unrealistic, and a dying breed. They are also called super heroes, and wildlife’s last hope.


In Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists and the Animals and Planet They Love, you will meet twenty of the world’s top wildlife conservationists. People who are saving cheetah, penguins, giraffes, dolphins, lions, elephants, wolves, birds and bears.


Farwiza Farhan with Leonardo DiCaprio for Wild Lives book
Wildlife Conservationists Farwiza Farhan with Leonardo DiCaprio (photo: Paul Hilton)



What Jane Goodall and others say about Wild Lives (Stories of Leading Wildlife Conservationists)


Almost every day we hear one more story about a species facing extinction, a habitat destroyed. And indeed, planet earth has never been so threatened by human actions. This is why Wild Lives is so desperately important. The wildlife conservationists in this book are united by their belief that it is not too late to turn things around. You will be inspired by their stories. You will realize that there is hope for the future if we join the fight, if each of us does our bit.”

—Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, and UN Messenger of Peace, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute



A children’s-zoo veterinarian who became an advocate for the world’s dwindling cheetah population. An intrepid Indian scientist who confronted the dangerous scourge of elephant poaching. A pioneering female biologist who became the world’s leading expert on giraffes. Who knows why some people develop the passion that defines their life’s work? For some, such as investigative wildlife photojournalist Paul Hilton, it was a love of animals that started in childhood. For others, such as internationally renowned treetop ecologist Meg Lowman, it was an affinity for nature that began in the woods of rural upstate New York. With the world facing an unprecedented spate of species extinction, the survival of iconic wildlife, such as the polar bear and such lesser-known creatures as Israel’s long-billed hoopoe, is often up to courageous individuals who commit to their passion and sacrifice their comfort so that the planet maintains a healthy biodiversity. Thanks to the environmentally committed interviewers Robinson and Chodosh, twenty conservationists succinctly tell their stories in this illuminating volume.

Booklist book-review magazine



The twenty lives documented in this compelling book are truly remarkable in their diversity and commitment to conservation of species and habitats. I loved reading about each and every one of them, the different problems they encounter protecting animals and their bold and insightful solutions—a wonderful read.”

—Jane Alexander, actress; author of Wild Things, Wild Places



Fighting for sanctuary and safety for those most precious to them, these wildlife heroes are up against extraordinary odds, yet their courage and sacrifice remains undaunted. From melting icecaps to humid jungles, these people have dedicated their lives to helping those who can never say thank you. Robinson and Chodosh weave masterful narratives around these people, in stories that are even more astounding because they are true. Wild Lives brings into clear focus the incredible animals with whom we share the world. Be careful, it will make you want to quit your job and join the fight to save them.”

—Vanessa Woods, New York Times bestselling author of Bonobo Handshake



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