Jay

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Name: Jay Ploss
Date registered: September 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. vEco’s Ian Redmond receives RSPCA-Daily Mirror “Animal Hero” award! — September 20, 2017
  2. Marching for an end to the domestic ivory trade in the UK — February 7, 2017
  3. Announcing Gorilla Safari VR — December 23, 2016
  4. Praise for vEcotourism.org from the United Nations’ Great Apes Surival Partnership! — November 16, 2016
  5. Welcome, Members and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society — August 24, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Lunch-Break vEcoLive: Meet the Salt-Mining Elephants of Kitum Cave, Kenya! — 6 comments
  2. vEco needs Volunteers! — 3 comments
  3. Good news for Orangutans! — 2 comments
  4. Underwater vEcotours on the distant horizon — 2 comments
  5. Scrambling up the Albertine Escarpment, Uganda — 1 comment

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Sep 20

vEco’s Ian Redmond receives RSPCA-Daily Mirror “Animal Hero” award!

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The vEco team is both proud and delighted to congratulate our own Ian Redmond, OBE, on his recent Animal Hero award from the RSPCA & Daily Mirror. Ian was selected for the “Next Generation” award for his tireless efforts to inspire future generations to safeguard Earth’s natural wonders. Follow this link to read the full …

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Feb 07

Marching for an end to the domestic ivory trade in the UK

Come along with our vEco Ambassador, Ian Redmond, as he co-presents a petition to end the UK domestic ivory trade to 10 Downing Street. Recorded at the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos in London last year, this 360 video is especially relevant as the UK parliament just discussed this issue yesterday!

Dec 23

Announcing Gorilla Safari VR

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Working with the Born Free Foundation, and in honor of longtime friend and colleague John Kahekwa, we’re very pleased to announce the release of Gorilla Safari VR, our latest vEcotour mobile app for Android and iOS. This one begins at Born Free’s headquarters in England, with Mr. Kahekwa having just received the 2016 Prince William …

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Nov 16

Praise for vEcotourism.org from the United Nations’ Great Apes Surival Partnership!

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Some very kind words about vEco from Doug Cress, Programme Coordinator for the United Nations’ Great Apes Survival Partnership! If you’ve got a VR headset, give apeAPP VR a spin on your Android or Apple smartphone 🙂 http://www.un-grasp.org/vr/

Aug 24

Welcome, Members and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society

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Welcome Members and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society, and other readers of the September issue of the Geographical Magazine special issue on Extinction! Please find below a selection of links to “virtual ecotours” of species mentioned in Ian Redmond’s article. Salt-Mining Elephants of Mount Elgon, Kenya Susa Mountain Gorilla Group, Mount Karisimbi, Rwanda Chimanuka …

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Mar 03

Visit the Salt-Mining Elephants of Mount Elgon, Kenya

Our latest vEcotour has more depth than ever, literally! Venture nearly 200m or 650 ft deep into Kitum Cave where you’ll cross paths with the world’s only “Troglodyte Tuskers”!

Feb 26

Celebrate WORLD WILDLIFE DAY with a guided virtual safari to see elephants… underground!

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Join live tour host Ian Redmond for a multimedia 360-degree virtual reality tour of the world’s only salt-mining elephants! March 3rd is designated by the United Nations as World Wildlife Day. This year, the theme is ELEPHANTS – the largest animals on land. All three species – the African Savannah Elephant, the African Forest Elephant …

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Dec 21

Don’t miss “Gorilla Family & Me” on BBC Two later today!

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Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan visits our friend Chimanuka the Silverback in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the BBC Two series that begins broadcasting today. Accompany Gordon as he attempts to gain the trust of Chimanuka and map the power dynamics at play among these gentle giants. Breaking new ground for vEco, the BBC has linked to our …

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Nov 09

Meet the Chimanuka gorilla family of Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DRC

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Where do the biggest gorillas in the world live?  It is well known that gorillas are the largest primate (except for a few very large humans) but we can now take you – virtually – to the only place in the world where you can find the biggest gorilla sub-species, the Eastern Lowland or Grauer’s …

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Oct 13

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 2

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Join host Ian Redmond for part two of our virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas! This week, we will take you behind-the-scenes of the world’s only orphanage for mountain gorillas, the Senkwekwe Centre, where you will meet AndrĂ© Bauma, one of the heroes …

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