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How fitting that Dame Virginia McKenna DBE has written the foreword and has the last word, with a poem she recently created ... the bookends to a love-filled book. A perfect antidote for these troubling times.

All these wonderful people have  given their time freely to write and provide their art and photography for 57 chapters:


Julie Askew - artist

Martin Aveling - artist

Pam Ayres MBE - poet  

Lynne Chitty - poet - deacon

Angela Collins - founder and chair of Care 4 Cats Ibiza

Guy Combes - artist

Dave Currey - photographer- co-founder of the Environmental Investigation Agency 

Nicholas Dyer - photographer - author - founder of the Painted Wolf Foundation

Peter Egan - actor

Pen Farthing - founder of Nowzad - dog charity based in Afghanistan 

Robert Ferguson - co-founder and trustee of Explorers Against Extinction and Sketch for Survival

The late Robert Gillmor MBE - artist - co-founder of the Society of Wildlife Artists

Gary Hodges - artist

Heather Irvine - artist

Sangita Iyer - founder Voice for Asian Elephants Society, filmmaker and author

Pieter Kat - founder of Lion Aid 

Diane Keen - actor

Emily Lamb - artist 

Georgina Lamb - CEO of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Karen Laurence Rowe - artist

Ashley Leiman OBE - founder and CEO of the Orangutan Foundation 

Rula Lenska - actor

Dame Maureen Lipman - actor

George Logan - photographer   

Joanna Lumley OBE - actor

Philip Lymbery -  global chief executive of Compassion in World Farming 

Nick Mackman - sculptor 

Christine Macsween - founder of Lion Aid 

Suzie Marsh - sculptor

Nigel Marven - wildlife filmmaker -TV presenter

Stella Mays - artist 

John Nettles OBE - actor

Lesley Nicol - actor

Karen Paollilo - founder of the Turgwe Hippo Trust

Margot Raggett - photographer - founder of Remembering Wildlife books

Ian Redmond OBE - ape and forest elephant expert

Darren Rees - artist

Dan Richardson - actor - photographer  

Derek Robertson - artist

Jill Robinson MBE - founder of Animals Asia

Chris Rose - artist

Jonathan and Angela Scott - photographers - artists - presenters - founders of the Sacred Nature Initiative

Jenny Seagrove - actor - founder of Mane Chance

Martin Shaw - actor

Angela Sheldrick - CEO of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's 'Wildlife Artist of the Year' competition winners portfolio  

Lauren St John - author 

Caroline Strong - poet - actor

Richard Symonds - artist 

Allan Thornton OBE - co-founder Greenpeace UK and co-founder of the Environmental Investigation Agency

Simon Trapnell - director of Nature in Art museum

Will Travers OBE - co-founder of Born Free

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