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A Visual Celebration of Borneo's Wildlife


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Fanny Lai is passionate about wildlife. She is a cartoonist, author, travel writer and former Group CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore comprising of Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari. She is equally know for her entrepreneurial business development skills following a career that has spanned more than 30 years in branding marketing and corporate management. Fanny 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 engaged conservationist. A Singapore permanent resident, he lived for 16 years in Malaysia and Indonesia, so Borneo, which he has visited dozens of times, is literally his home turf. His images and articles have appeared in overseas and local publications. All of his photos are available free of charge to non-profit NGSs.


"This book contains intimate images and captivating insights into one of the most exhilarating parts of Asia, showcasing the incredible passion of the authors ... May it inspire every reader to place an even greater value on nature and act accordingly." -HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, President, Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
"If the great Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace could have seen this astonishingly beautiful book he would no doubt have declared it the next best thing to exploring Borneo oneself. I have never seen a book on Asian wildlife that so powerfully takes one's breath away with the turn of every page." -Dr. John van Wyhe, National University of Singapore, historian of science and leading expert on Alfred Wallace, author of Dispelling the Darkness: Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the Discovery of Evolution by Wallace and Darwin
"The most important, and visually ravishing, record of Borneo's wildlife ever published. The authors have followed in the storied footsteps of Wallace and Whitehead to capture, in all its glory, the dramatic creaturely life in the most biodiverse forests on Earth. It is a celebration, yes, but also the most powerful case imaginable for the conservation of Borneo's natural wonders against the all-too-rapid encroachment of the bulldozer and plough. Once buried, these wondrous birds and animals will be lost, and a portion of our souls will die with them. Save these forests now!" -Prof. Gillen D. Wood, University of IllinoisuUrbana Champaign, author of Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World
A Visual Celebration of Borneo's Wildlife
is probably the most comprehensive photographic tribute to the natural wonders in Borneo that can still be experienced in many parts of the island. It makes a powerful case for a relook of the present conservation policies to preserve some of the world's most stunning biological treasures." -Bare Essentials Magazine
"In A Visual Celebration of Borneo's Wildlife the authors have documented the natural wonders of Borneo through stunning photographs and informative text, and illustrated that these marvels of nature are still alive and well in Borneo, at least in certain areas. Hopefully people reading this book will join the fight to save the wildlife of Borneo." -Paul S. Sochaczewski, leading conservationist and author of An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: Campfire Conversations with Alfred Russell Wallace and Soul of the Tiger: Searching for Natural Answers in Southeast Asia
"A Visual Celebration of Borneo's Wildlife is an embodiment of the wilds of Borneo, which still have so many places and species yet to be explored and discovered!" -Henry Goh, President, Malaysian Nature Society
"This impressive volume presents a gorgeous visual display of Borneo's magnificent wildlife. Accompanied by highly informative captions and brief text, many images are outright spectacular, capturing rarely photographed animals - including many endemics, rarely-documented behaviour, and wildlife of stunning beauty." -Hans P. Hazebroek, author of Danum Valley, the Rain Forest, National Parks of Sarawak and Maliau Basin: Sabah's Lost World.
"Drawing on the finest works by photographers of Borneo wildlife, a book like this might never be repeated." -Dr. Geoffrey W.H. Davison, National Parks Board, Singapore, author of Wild Malaysia, Wild Singapore, and Belum, A rainforest in Malaysia

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