Category Archive: Internet Technology

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 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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Apr 22

Virtual reality natural history — a sign of the future!

What equipment does a naturalist usually need? vEco’s Adviser and Ambassador (and renowned wildlife biologist and conservationist) Ian Redmond suggests a pair of binoculars and a hand lens, but — as he explains in this short video — soon, a virtual reality headset could also be a vital piece of equipment! It’s a positive movement; that …

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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.

Apr 23

vEcotourism needs your help!

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Would you like to get a sneak peek at vEco’s latest and greatest innovations?  Become a vEconaut!  We need your help to test out the freshest content from vEcotourism.org.  As a vEconaut, you will help vEcotourism to ensure it produces the best, bug-free vEcotours, bringing immersive and interactive experiences of amazing places and wildlife around …

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Oct 02

iOS support in the pipeline

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Apple devotees, fear not. Support for iOS devices is nearly here! While the vEcotour experience will necessarily be slightly different on iPhones and iPads than on PCs and Macs (for example, iOS only allows one sound file to be played at a time), we’re doing our best to ensure that our tours will be worth …

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Mar 09

vEco at the Digital Media and Learning Badges Competition

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  “Learning happens everywhere and at every age” In this spirit, Virtual Ecotourism participated in the 4th Digital Media and Learning Competition for the first time last week. By recognising and promoting non–traditional learning in the 21st century, this competition brought together designers, entrepreneurs, technologists and educators with leading business and industry organizations to build …

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Feb 28

Virtual Ecotourism gets a makeover

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Over the next weeks vEco will be revamping our logo and site design to improve your interactive experience. We are excited about this evolution and have many stimulating projects in the works for 2012.  Watch this space!

Feb 20

vEco flys to San Francisco for the final round of the DML competition

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      Having successfully advanced through Stage I and Stage II of the Digital Media and Learning Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, the contest organizers have invited two members of the Virtual Ecotourism team to San Francisco to pitch the project in person! With flowers in our hair, we head to San Francisco for …

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