Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the co-founder and president of Orangutan Foundation International, a worldwide conservation organization based in Los Angeles. A protegé of Louis Leakey and the first to study orangutans long-term in the wild, Galdikas established Camp Leakey in Borneo, the center from which her research and conservation work on orangutans has been conducted since 1971. She also established the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine, which currently houses ex-captive orangutans being rehabilitated back to life in the wild, as well as facilitating the establishment by the Indonesian government of Lamandau Reserve. Galdikas is a full professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, and professor extraordinaire at Universitas Nasional in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Karl Ammann is a wildlife photographer and book author, as well as an advisory director to several conservation and animal welfare organizations. His photographs have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Stern, Natural History, Outdoor Photographer, and many other publications. His photography also appeared in Orangutan Odyssey and Eating Apes.