John Seed is the founder of the Rainforest Information Centre and has dedicated his
life to the protection of rainforests and their biodiversity since 1979. In 1995 he was
awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian Government for
services to conservation and the environment. He also practices permaculture and is
interested in the huge role that unsustainable agriculture plays in the destruction of
native forests, rivers and reefs.