Raewyn Peart is Policy Director for the Environmental Defence Society. She has a great love of New Zealand's coast and oceans, stemming from many childhood holidays spent sailing the Hauraki Gulf and Northland coast in her family's small yacht. Dolphins were frequently encountered on these trips. Raewyn trained as a lawyer and economist and initially specialised in resource management law. For the past decade Raewyn has worked for EDS and has written widely on environmental topics. Her previous book Castles in the Sands: What's happening to the New Zealand coast? was well received. Raewyn continues to be a keen sailor and photographer.