Category Archive: Conservation Tools

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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Dec 01

Virtual field trip with vEcotours

vEcotours has entered the classroom once again, this time taking children from Walmore Hill Primary School in Gloucestershire, England on a virtual safari. Our ambassador, naturalist Ian Redmond OBE, gave a natural history lesson to pupils, who were encouraged to think about elephants and what it may be like to be one. In a workshop …

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May 09

vEco launches VR app in partnership with UNEP-GRASP

vEcotourism.org is both proud and incredibly excited to be launching our first virtual reality mobile app in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme – Great Apes Survival Partnership (UNEP-GRASP) and the Ape Alliance: apeAPP VR! The app, which will be available on both Android and iOS smartphones, will offer immersive tours of all great ape …

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Mar 16

vEco integrated with UN-GRASP’s new website!

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vEcotourism.org is proud and delighted to announce a major project milestone: we’re now integrated into the United Nations Great Apes Survival Partnership’s (UN-GRASP’s) new website! Click on any of the great ape’s species pages and you can now enjoy virtual tours of each great ape’s habitat while learning about keeping abreast of GRASP’s conservation programs …

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Mar 03

#seriousaboutwildlifecrime

The theme of this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, on 3rd March, is being #seriousaboutwildlifecrime and the UN-Great Apes Survival Partnership (UN-GRASP) has released a new video, which will be screened at the UN in New York, on the illegal trade in ape infants.

Sep 15

Yosina’s Maiden Voyage

Witnessing the destruction of the unique Coral Triangle area between Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea faces by pollution, trawling and drift-nets as well as damaging and illegal cyanide and dynamite fishing, the Chimp-n-Sea Wildlife Conservation Fund (vEco’s parent organization), and partner JARI had to do something. In 2013, the ‘Yosina’ was purchased with the aim …

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Aug 19

Welcome, Guardian readers!

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vEcotourism.org is pleased to welcome readers of The Guardian’s “Notes&Theories” segment, arriving at our site following our mention in the recent piece entitled “Support our red-haired cousins, the orangutans, before it’s too late“. You can join your host, Ian Redmond, OBE, in our unique interactive virtual ecotours of Orangutan habitat and conservation efforts in Sumatra by …

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Jun 30

Get ready for the Kwita Izina gorilla naming celebrations in Kinigi, Rwanda with vEcotourism.org

Ian guides you through and access-all-area tour of Kwita Izina 2013

On 1st July 2014 Rwanda will host the tenth annual ‘Kwita Izina’, a gorilla naming ceremony for each born in the Volcanoes National Park during the year! This year, if you are not able to attend, take a guided virtual tour (vEcotour) with primate expert Ian Redmond during last year’s event when he was given …

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Jun 16

Help launch the good ship Yosina and protect threatened Indonesian marine ecosystems

The good ship Yosina

Encompassing the greatest diversity of coral reefs and fish in the world, the unique Coral Triangle area between Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea faces serious threats from pollution, trawling and drift-nets as well as damaging and illegal cyanide and dynamite fishing. Seeing the destruction for themselves, in 2001 the Chimp-n-Sea Wildlife Conservation Fund (vEco’s …

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Feb 04

Mobile Clinic arrival marks a special day for the Kibale Health and Conservation Project, Uganda

New Mobile Clinic

Today represents a fantastic result for vEcotourism Project Advisors Dr.’s Colin and Lauren Chapman; a long-awaited mobile clinic van for Kibale National Park has finally arrived in Uganda. The Kibale Health and Conservation Project, founded by the couple, works to to provide health care to the local communities surrounding Kibale National Park as well as …

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