Category Archive: Featured Species

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/

May 12

Welcome, BBC Earth Readers!

  Our Ambassador, Ian Redmond, remembers the mountain gorillas that famously interacted with Sir David Attenborough in the landmark television series ‘Life on Earth‘ for a new article for BBC Earth. Ian recalls introducing the BBC film crew to two of the gorilla groups being studied by Dian Fossey, while he was working as her research …

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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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Oct 05

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 1

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Join host Ian Redmond on a virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas! The tour will trace the story of European interaction with these gentle giants, beginning with the dizzying heights of Mount Sabinyo, pausing in a misty glade to pay our respects at Dian Fossey’s grave, …

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