Michael Soulé is often called the father of conservation biology. Michael co-founded several key groups, including the Society for Conservation Biology and The Wildlands Project (now Wildlands Network). He is the author or editor of countless articles and books, including Continental Conservation (co-edited with John Terborgh). Along with being a world-renowned biologist, Michael is a philosopher who studied with Deep Ecology formulator Arne Naess and in recent years has been studying the concept of sin, and what it tells us about the extinction crisis.
Dr. Michael Soulé died on June 17, 2020 in California. He was 84.