I HAVE COME TO REALISE that the great irony of us humans boasting more and more ‘eco-friendly’ resorts and ‘green’ oases in urban areas to offset our carbon score is that we neglect to provide vegetation to the ones who need it most - in the form of their natural habitat. Earlier this year, the The Bramble Cay melomys was reported as the first mammal to go extinct due to human-induced climate change; its island home in the eastern Torres Straits of the Great Barrier Reef lost almost 97-percent of its natural vegetation to rising sea levels. Scientists have also predicted that by the end of 2016, we would have lost at least a dozen other species, including the Northern White Rhino and South China Tiger. But perhaps it’s not too late to turn this ship around. In this issue, Serene Chng, a passionate animal activist who works for an NGO that monitors and prevents illegal wildlife trafficking, gives us a glimpse into the rich wildlife that still freely roams Nepal’s Manaslu Circuit; Julian W. from the Canon Imaging Academy drops some hot tips on how to capture said creatures, but only on film; and if you’re looking for the perfect safari glamping accommodation, we’ve got the perfect Botswana experience to whet your appetite.