Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes is a conservation economist based in Cape Town, South Africa, with specialist knowledge of wildlife trade and related policy issues. He has a B.Com (Hons) in Business Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MSc. in Environmental Resource Economics from University College London. Michael has been actively involved in conservation work since 1980, initially as a biological researcher and volunteer, and later adding his acquired expertise in commerce, economics and policy studies. He has been working on wildlife trade issues since 1989, and his published work includes: Rhinos: conservation, economics and trade-offs (IEA 1995), Who will save the wild tiger? (PERC 1998), and Assessing CITES: Four Case Studies (Earthscan 2000). He is an invited contributor to Tigers of the World, Second Edition (Academic Press 2010).
Kirsten Conrad is a conservation policy analyst based in Singapore. She has an A. B. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and an M.B.A. in international business from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is the author of Safety in Numbers: A Review of the Breeding Center at Hengdaohezi. Since 1999, Kirsten has consulted with numerous wild cat research and conservation projects throughout Asia, including most tiger range states as well as Mongolia and the island of Borneo. A veteran of over a dozen missions to China, Kirsten’s book, Nine Lives: Saving Asia’s Wild Cats, is forthcoming.