The names of Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison - outstanding ecologists, and true humanists - are well-known throughout the world. Their numerous multi-disciplinary studies and publications, films, literary works in multiple genres, activism and philanthropy are deeply rooted to a powerful philosophical and scientific spirit of enquiry that is uncannily original. Their enormous body of work is infused with a profound sense of the astounding unity of all forms of life, and has been translated (and/or broadcast) in many languages, achieving a global level of popularity that is quite rare amongst scholars of their ilk. This also applies to Russia, where they have gained fame, especially after the publication of their brilliant work, The Metaphysics of Protection (Метафизика защиты природы). In Russia, where this book was translated and published in 2016, it was perceived by many as the most important manifesto in defense of wildlife and the environment ever written.