Mark

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Name: Mark Laxer
Date registered: January 16, 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. Welcoming Helena Baird to the JARI team — 6 comments
  2. Lunch-Break vEcoLive: Meet the Salt-Mining Elephants of Kitum Cave, Kenya! — 6 comments
  3. Presenting vEco’s first blogger: Mark O! — 4 comments
  4. vEco needs Volunteers! — 3 comments
  5. Digital Media & Learning Competition — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 08

Teaching school students with vEco virtual reality

Here at vEcotours, we’ve taken our first leap into the classroom, trialling a new “kid’s version” of our Mount Elgon virtual reality tour for a special lesson at Cambridge Elementary School, Vermont. The demo used our new app, which is available for both iOS and Android, with a special new narration, voiced by youngsters Erica and …

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May 12

Welcome, BBC Earth Readers!

  Our Ambassador, Ian Redmond, remembers the mountain gorillas that famously interacted with Sir David Attenborough in the landmark television series ‘Life on Earth‘ for a new article for BBC Earth. Ian recalls introducing the BBC film crew to two of the gorilla groups being studied by Dian Fossey, while he was working as her research …

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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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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 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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Dec 21

Don’t miss “Gorilla Family & Me” on BBC Two later today!

Chimanuka strips a vine

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan visits our friend Chimanuka the Silverback in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the BBC Two series that begins broadcasting today. Accompany Gordon as he attempts to gain the trust of Chimanuka and map the power dynamics at play among these gentle giants. Breaking new ground for vEco, the BBC has linked to our …

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Nov 09

Meet the Chimanuka gorilla family of Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DRC

Where do the biggest gorillas in the world live?  It is well known that gorillas are the largest primate (except for a few very large humans) but we can now take you – virtually – to the only place in the world where you can find the biggest gorilla sub-species, the Eastern Lowland or Grauer’s …

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Oct 13

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 2

Join host Ian Redmond for part two of our virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas! This week, we will take you behind-the-scenes of the world’s only orphanage for mountain gorillas, the Senkwekwe Centre, where you will meet André Bauma, one of the heroes …

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Oct 05

vEcoLive: Mountain Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes, Part 1

Join host Ian Redmond on a virtual voyage through the Virunga Volcanoes of East Africa, spectacular home to half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas! The tour will trace the story of European interaction with these gentle giants, beginning with the dizzying heights of Mount Sabinyo, pausing in a misty glade to pay our respects at Dian Fossey’s grave, …

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