About the Author

Russell A. Mittermeier is president of Conservation International. Patricio Robles Gil is founder and president of Agrupación Sierra Madre and Unidos para la Conservación. Michael Hoffman is a biologist, John Pilgrim is a biodiversity analyst, and Thomas Brooks heads the Conservation Synthesis Department, all with the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International. Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier is a marine biologist and professional photographer at Conservation International. John Lamoreux is a doctoral candidate in environmental science at the University of Virginia. Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca is the executive vice president of Conservation International.