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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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Aug 19

Welcome, Guardian readers!

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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Apr 11

Scrambling up the Albertine Escarpment, Uganda

Today we are travelling to the Albertine Graben region in the East African Rift Valley. I visited this area to perform an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Chinese oil giant, CNOOC, as the Rift Valley is thought to contain large amounts of natural gas and oil. To access the site I had to climb …

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Feb 27

Take a walk on the rocky side at Green Point, Canada

Canada’s Gros Morne park, on the comparatively sheltered Western coast of Newfoundland, is a geology lover’s paradise and a designated UNESCO natural world heritage site. From precipitous land-locked fjords to the curiously sterile exposed mantle of the Tablelands formation, this is a wild landscape and one that is home to a unique mixture of boreal, …

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Nov 15

Good news for Orangutans!

Thanks in large part to fierce protest on the part of consumers concerned with non-sustainable palm oil, the food giant Ferrero has announced that it will be obtaining 100% of its palm oil from traceable segregated, RSPO-certified sources by the end of 2014, a full year ahead of its previously announced schedule. Ferrero, which manufactures …

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Oct 08

Great Apes Summit Delegates Issue Statement on Palm Oil

Meeting this past September in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Great Apes Summit Delegates drafted a list of six key action points in the face of the rapid and under-regulated expansion of oil palm plantations across Asia and Africa. The action points target all levels of the oil palm industry, from governments to consumers, in hopes …

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Oct 07

Team Uganda Reunited

vEco’s globetrotting ambassador, Ian Redmond (pictured on the right), met up with two of vEco’s most dedicated collaborators this past weekend: Jackson Efitre (center, Lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences, Makerere University) and Mark Olokotum (left, M.Sc. student at Makerere University and Research Assistant with NaFIRRI-Jinja). The trio then met up with The Gorilla …

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Oct 02

iOS support in the pipeline

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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Oct 01

Four Africans, Indonesians honoured with the GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award

Created to encourage innovation, build partnerships, inspire leadership, and offer hope in the field of great ape conservation, the GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award was given to four dedicated individuals September 22nd at the Great Apes Summit in Jackson Hole, USA. The four winners were: Panut Hadisiswoyo from Indonesia, who works to address human-orangutan conflict issues in …

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Sep 27

vEco needs Volunteers!

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? If you’ve got some time to spare and some of the skills we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you. We’re currently in need of people to take on the following roles: Webmaster/Wordpress guru Blog Writer/Social media wrangler Graphic designer Audio engineer vEco testers To find out more, …

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Sep 21

Eight new vEcotours to explore!

In a push to give you, the public, a bit more to chew on as we continue to develop the technical side of vEcotourism.org, we’ve put eight new vEcotours online. The new sites range from the lofty heights of Mt Sabinyo in Uganda to deck-level on a fishing boat in Saleh Bay, Indonesia. Click on …

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