Ranil Senanayake is a Systems Ecologist trained at U.C.Davis, He has developed Analog Forestry as a rural response to the critical need of restoring the worlds lost forests functions. He has served as Executive Director of the Environmental Liaison Center International in Nairobi, Kenya and as the Senior Scientist for Counterpart international, Washington D.C. He taught at Monash University and was the senior Ecologist at the Center for Farm Planning at Melbourne university, which assisted in setting up the national Landcare program for Australia. He was the first international crops inspector for the national Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA) and created the Forest Garden Products (FGP) certification system for the International Analog Forestry Network. Today he chairs EarthRestoration p/l in Sri Lanka which works at realizing value of Primary Ecosystem Services (PES) as a new source of rural wealth.