Category Archive: News

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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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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Aug 11

Tusk to Dust: experience the emotion as 3.5 tonnes of ivory are destroyed in Paris, France

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Ahead of World Elephant Day 2014 on August 12th, watch alongside vEcotourism’s ambassador, Ian Redmond, as 3.5 tonnes of illegal ivory tusks are crushed in Paris, France in February 2014. Highlighting the shocking illegal trafficking of ivory which is killing over 30,000 elephants each year, this exceptional event sent a clear message: it is unacceptable to allow …

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Jul 31

Celebrate World Ranger Day 2014

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World Ranger Day on 31 July celebrates the remarkable men and women who work to protect our endangered wildlife and threatened ecosystems. With the illegal wildlife trade burgeoning, poachers and smugglers are better funded and have more sophisticated weapons. threatening wildlife and rangers alike. An estimated 1,000 rangers have been killed in the last 10 …

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