Eric Dinerstein is Lead Scientist at the World Wildlife Fund. His areas of specialty include tropical mammals, large mammal biology, biogeography, bats, rhinos, seed dispersal, and community ecology.

With the World Wildlife Fund, he has led many of the organization's most important scientific projects, including the Global 200 Ecoregions, examples of which form the basis of Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations, which won the 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Science Writing. Dinerstein is also the author of Last of the Unicorns: The Natural History of Conservation of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, among other articles and publications. His newest book is The Kingdom of Rarities.