In The Law of the Wild, Ian Swingland offers a unique window into his life as a conservation biologist. Captivating the reader with his adventures, exploits and near-death experiences, as well as sharing insights gained from advising powerful individuals in government and commerce, this is a book for those who are passionate about wildlife, biodiversity and its conservation. Ian furthermore shares stories from his close relationships with key figures in academia, business, charities and the bush.
From modest beginnings, Ian has been at the centre of conservation for half a century – working with exotic (and humble) plants and animals, such as giant tortoises and komodo dragons – and setting up world-class institutions training future conservationists. The book describes how our relationship with wildlife affects our behaviour and vice versa. This book is an inspiration to conquer the many threats to life on Earth and to take better care of the natural world.