Nigel Dudley is an ecologist and consultant working on issues relating to forest conservation, protected areas and broad scale approaches to conservation, co-editor with Sue Stolton of Partnerships for Protection (1999) and co-author with Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud of Bad Harvest (1995). Rodolphe Schlaepfer is Emeritus Professor for Ecosystem Management, Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne and a consultant and former Director of the Forest and Snow Research Institute, Zurich, Switzerland. William Jackson is a forester and Director, Global Programme at IUCN and former Head of IUCN's Forest Conservation Programme. Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, who has a background in forestry, is Head of Business and Industry Relations at WWF International and a founding director of One Planet Living (OPL), an initiative which is creating a worldwide network of sustainable communities. Sue Stolton works as an environmental consultant specializing in issues relating to protected areas and the assessment of conservation actions.