Jason Pednault was a gold prospector until he was attacked and nearly killed in the Ecuadorian Amazon in 2011. Since then he has become an activist, teacher, protector and facilitator for various sustainability and conservationist causes and an advocate for indigenous rights. He’s the founder of Jungle Visions and Amazon Sustainability and Awareness Project (ASAP), and works with Amazon Rainforest Conservancy (ARC).


Matheu DeSilva is an author, journalist, musician and ghostwriter. He has worked in wildlife protection in Sri Lanka and South America and has close ties with indigenous tribes in the Amazon basin.