Jay

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Name: Jay Ploss
Date registered: September 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Ian Redmond reacts to the WWF Report on Sky News — November 2, 2018
  2. Introducing vEco Labs! — March 13, 2018
  3. vEcotourism at UN CMS CoP12 in the Philippines — November 21, 2017
  4. vEco’s Ian Redmond receives RSPCA-Daily Mirror “Animal Hero” award! — September 20, 2017
  5. Marching for an end to the domestic ivory trade in the UK — February 7, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Lunch-Break vEcoLive: Meet the Salt-Mining Elephants of Kitum Cave, Kenya! — 6 comments
  2. vEco needs Volunteers! — 3 comments
  3. Good news for Orangutans! — 2 comments
  4. Underwater vEcotours on the distant horizon — 2 comments
  5. Listen to the waves of Lake Nabugabo — 1 comment

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Nov 02

Ian Redmond reacts to the WWF Report on Sky News

vEco’s own Ian Redmond, OBE, appeared on Sky News today to react to the WWF’s 2018 “Living Planet Report” wherein the venerable conservation organization estimates that the Earth has lost 60% of its vertebrate species abundance in only the last 40 years. Ian called for all people to start looking to species conservation as “enlightened …

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Mar 13

Introducing vEco Labs!

Now that the vEco team has migrated our core technology over to the Unity development engine, we’re bringing all kinds of innovative 360 features into the fold, like true 3D menu scenes, spatial audio, and in-tour minigames! Because not all of these new features are available as part of a finished tour at this time, …

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Nov 21

vEcotourism at UN CMS CoP12 in the Philippines

Virtual reality experiences of nature were a highlight for some delegates and volunteers at the United Nations Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species meeting in Manila recently. The 12th Conference of the Parties to the CMS, hosted by the Government of the Philippines, brought together delegates and observers from the 124 signatory countries and …

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Sep 20

vEco’s Ian Redmond receives RSPCA-Daily Mirror “Animal Hero” award!

The vEco team is both proud and delighted to congratulate our own Ian Redmond, OBE, on his recent Animal Hero award from the RSPCA & Daily Mirror. Ian was selected for the “Next Generation” award for his tireless efforts to inspire future generations to safeguard Earth’s natural wonders. Follow this link to read the full …

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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

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!

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

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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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!

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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