Ian McAllister, a founding director of both the Raincoast Conservation Society and Pacific Wild, is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. He has spent more than twenty years working to preserve the West Coast's temperate rainforest. Ian lives with his family on an island in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Nicholas Read, a lifelong lover of animals, has written on animal issues for the Vancouver Sun and on other issues for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and other publications. He has lived in both Canada and the United Kingdom, where he worked for the national animal-rights organization Animal Aid.