TORMOD V. BURKEY, PhD, studied ecology and conservation biology at Princeton. He is a biodiversity specialist, conservation scientist and environmental activist, as well as a birder, diver, sea kayaker and sailor.
Tormod loves animals with a vengeance, and longs to experience wildlife untrammeled by habitat degradation and persecution. He has struggled since childhood with the difficulties of saving endangered species, the natural world and the beautiful places on earth from human beings' ignorance and greed. He lives in a cabin on the banks of the river Glomma, Norway, with 'his' cat Kitty, and writes for a diversity of publications and media outlets.