Matthew Richardson is a Canadian author and conservationist. For several years he worked for the U.S.-based NGO Conservation International, co-authoring various books and academic papers. Notable among these were "Lemurs of Madagascar" (third edition, 2010) and the massive primate volume to the "Handbook of the Mammals of the World" series. He also lived and worked, for a time, at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, and has served as an active member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Primate Specialist Group and Conservation Planning Specialist Group. Hi latest book, "Threatened and Recently-extinct Vertebrates of the World: a Biogeographic Approach" is to be released by Cambridge University Press in early 2022.