Tony Walkden

Tony Walkden has spent his life studying and learning about the world around him. He has developed a great understanding of nature and the challenges faced by many species. His ambition is to help educate people about the need to protect and preserve the environment. Anthony has spent his life in western Canada where he has taken every opportunity to increase his knowledge of local fauna. Tony has accomplished this in spite or, or perhaps because of, his autism.


His full name is Anthony Douglas Walkden. He will sometimes acknowledge Anthony, but he says 'my friends call me Tony'. I am incredibly proud to call him 'son'.

Aliens Among Us: Introduced Species, Good and Bad

They came from other lands - stowaways, captives, specimens, escapees, ideas run amok. They are like those relatives who arrive unannounced then never want to leave. They live, love, thrive with no regard for the price others will have to pay. Yes, some fill a vacant niche. A few are even good, but most? Most are devastating to the plants, animals, and people already living in the areas they have invaded.


Award-winning author Tony Walkden again delivers in this collection of information about introduced animals -- the good and the bad.


Aliens Among Us: Introduced Species, Good and Bad, was the First Runner up/Finalist in the 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards in the Nature category.

Imagine Life Unlimited

With A Dying Breath

With A Dying Breath was a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for the Science/Nature/Conservation category, as well as in the 2014 NIEA Indie Excellence Awards in the Nature Category.


This is a wonderfully written, well-researched book by one of the most passionate people on this earth. You will be amazed to learn of all of the preventative measures that can help slow and one day, hopefully stop the extinction of so many of the Earth’s gorgeous creatures. Complete with pictures donated by over 70 photographers and artists, this book discusses why some of theses species are endangered, why recovery is a challenge, and what we can be doing to help, before more of these amazing animals are gone forever. 



"With a Dying Breath” is an amazing book about our world’s precious wildlife. So many animals today are being faced with challenges to thrive in the wild, and Tony Walkden tells the stories of some of the rarest creatures on Earth!” -- Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo Host, TV’s “Into the Wild” and “Wild Countdown"


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Tony, you are an inspiration. Thank you for all you do for our world, and never give up! You bring home to us all. -- Philippe Cousteau



Dear Tony, Congratulations on this important book. Thank you so much for sending me a copy. I hope it finds a wide audience, especially in school --  David Suzuki



Dear Tony, Very many congratulations for producing such a fabulous book. With A Dying Breath is a fantastic collection of informative writing. All the best, Stephen Fry

© 2020 Mary Cote-Walkden

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