Peter Wohlleben, born in 1964, wanted to become a conservationist as a small child. He studied forestry and was a civil servant in the state forestry administration for over twenty years. Today, he runs a forest academy in the Eifel and campaigns worldwide for the return of virgin forests. He is a guest on numerous TV programs, gives lectures and seminars, and is the author of books on forest and conservation topics. With his bestsellers The Secret Life of Trees, The Soul Life of Animals and The Secret Network of Nature, he has inspired people all over the world. Most recently, the magazine Wohlleben's World was published. In 2019, he was awarded the Bavarian Nature Conservation Medal for his emotional and unconventional communication of knowledge.