Leo JaiCountry: Australia
Biography“I continue to create because writing is a labor of love and also an act of defiance, a way to light a candle in a gale wind.”
- Alice Childress
LEO JAI is a passionate advocate for the protection of human and non-human rights. His love of the oceans saw him take up the cause of raising awareness for marine conservation issues and the protection of fragile ecosystems and endangered marine species.
Leo has authored scientific reports on the decline of localised dolphin populations in Japanese waters and contributed research to Western Australian governmental bodies, challenging their controversial shark cull program. He has spoken publically at conservation events and given radio interviews in the UK and Australia.
At home in the beautiful wilderness of island Tasmania, his aviation background led to his current research into bird strike mitigation measures for wind turbine farms.
He is an advocate for social justice and writes regularly for the Australian Independent Media network.
Leo suggests that there is a harmonious simplicity to life that we desperately need to re-connect with. Through his written work he challenges us to see the wonder around us with fresh eyes.