Asia's Wildlife provides rare insights into Tropical Asia's breathtaking forests and the rare species that inhabit them – many of which are now endangered. Proceeds from this book will go to support the conservation activities of BirdLife International.
Produced to raise funds and awareness of nature conservation through their Forest of Hope program; Asia's Wildlife is a mesmerizing year-long photographic journey of the expedition taken by Fanny Lai and photographer, Bjorn Olesen to observe, photograph, and describe Asia's most distinctive animal species. Their trip brings you to the most remote and biodiverse forests in eight different countries in Asia and learn about rarely seen, let alone photographed, endangered animal species.
Over 190 images and illustrations feature 129 different animal species, of which 72 are national endemics including:
- The Giant Cloud Rat
- The Majestic Philippine Eagle
- The critically endangered Helmeted Hornbill
Ongoing conservation efforts to protect these precious forests are described as well as the real threats to the future. Asia's Wildlife is a fascinating read that provides real insight into Tropical Asia's breath-taking forests and the rare species that inhabit them.
Fanny Lai is passionate about wildlife. She is a cartoonist, author, travel writer and former Group CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, which comprises Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari. She is equally known for her entrepreneurial business development skills following a career that has spanned more than 30 years in branding, marketing and corporate management. She holds an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Bjorn Olesen is a retired corporate executive, award-winning wildlife photographer, author and committed conservationist. A Singapore permanent resident, he has lived more than 30 years in Asia traveling to many of the most exciting wildlife sites on the continent. His articles and images have appeared in numerous local and overseas publications. All his photos are available free of charge to non-profit conservation NGOs.