Andrina Murrell

Author's details

Name: Andrina Murrell
Date registered: January 14, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Yosina’s Maiden Voyage — September 15, 2014
  2. Crossing paths with a forest elephant on World Elephant Day — August 12, 2014
  3. Tusk to Dust: experience the emotion as 3.5 tonnes of ivory are destroyed in Paris, France — August 11, 2014
  4. Celebrate World Ranger Day 2014 — July 31, 2014
  5. A home away from home in Lombok, Indonesia — July 14, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Welcoming Helena Baird to the JARI team — 6 comments
  2. Crossing paths with a forest elephant on World Elephant Day — 2 comments
  3. Experience the fascinating world of the Susa gorilla group in Rwanda, guided by great ape expert Ian Redmond — 2 comments
  4. Tusk to Dust: experience the emotion as 3.5 tonnes of ivory are destroyed in Paris, France — 2 comments
  5. Introducing Mark Laxer — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

May 30

Helena’s first vEcotour: JARI HQ, Lombok, Indonesia

vEco is proud to present the first ever vEcotour from JARI volunteer, Dr. Helena Baird! As you will see from the tour Helena is no doubt as talented a panoramic photographer as she is a marine ecologist. “JARI, or “Juang Laut Lestari”, is a small but fiercely motivated locally-run NGO based in Lombok, Indonesia” explains …

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May 28

What would you say if given the chance to talk to the world for 15 minutes? – TEDx talk by Ian Redmond

vEcotourism ambassador and great ape expert, Ian Redmond was recently invited to give a TEDx talk at Southampton University.  After the event, Ian explained to vEco how he felt about this unique and exciting experience: What would you say if given the chance to talk to the world for 15 minutes? I’ve been a fan of TED talks – …

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May 13

Introducing Mark Laxer

Mark Laxer - Borgo

Hi. Mark Laxer here, president of Chimp-n-Sea Wildlife Conservation Fund and director of the vEcotourism project. Welcome to my new blog series! That’s me in the photo in 2010, dressed as a human-ape hybrid. I was promoting my book, The Monkey Bible, that I wrote to encourage religious and scientific communities to work together to …

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May 09

Last resort: rescuing an orangutan from its natural habitat

A recent article from Lucy Radford, Development Officer at Barbary Macaque Awareness & Conservation, provides a moving account of her trek through fragmented forest in Langkat, North Sumatra. Supported by stunning photography from wildlife photographer Andrew Walmsley, Lucy outlines the plight of wildlife that is being squeezed into smaller and smaller areas as oil palm …

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May 06

Introducing Andrina Murrell: getting the word out for vEco

Hi there vEco followers! My name is Andrina Murrell and I have been tasked with the exciting job of telling the world about vEcotourism and our vision to bring interactive and immersive experiences of wild places to everyone. Having spent several years working within conservation and wild animal welfare (that’s me in Ethiopia in the …

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Apr 29

Welcoming Helena Baird to the JARI team is very happy to welcome experienced marine ecologist and Australian Volunteer for  International Development (AVID) volunteer Dr. Helena Baird to the team at JARI, vEco’s partner in Indonesia. With conservation project experience in places as diverse as the Bahamas, Zimbabwe and Antarctica, Helena will be working with JARI to implement marine education opportunities, working …

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Apr 23

vEcotourism needs your help!

Become a vEconaut!

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  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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Mar 21

Experience the roar of the magnificent Murchison Falls, Uganda

Murchison Falls

In December 2013 I travelled to the remarkable Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, in north west Uganda. Located within Uganda’s largest protected area, the Murchison Falls National Park, the area is characterised by green, pristine vegetation scattered with diverse wildlife. You can join me on my travels through this vEcotour; experience the thunderous …

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Mar 06

Creating vEcotours with the Born Free Foundation team

vEcotourism’s Ian and Matt Redmond were delighted to drop by the offices of their long-standing supporters at the Born Free Foundation in order to provide a hands-on workshop in virtual tour construction. After providing inspirational insights into vEcotourism and its potential, Ian challenged the Born Free team to create a pano of the Born Free …

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Mar 03

Celebrate World Wildlife Day!

It’s World Wildlife Day! A day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. Announced by the UN, the day coincides with the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Andrina Murrell, Communications Director for explains, “ is really pleased to be celebrating …

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