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The Incredible Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

by Ian Austin on October 28th, 2014

The Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula is a spectacular lowland primary rainforest, considered one of the finest parks in Costa Rica and a world-class biodiversity hotspot. Southwest Costa Rica, and neighboring Panama, provide habitat for numerous endemic and endangered animal and plant species. Jeepney’s science guy Ian Austin visited the Osa Peninsula and the nearby Las Cruces Biological Station on the Pacific slope close to Panama earlier this year… More…

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As Featured on the Radio, “Palm Oil, a Perspective”

by Jeepney Projects on April 17th, 2013

Jeepney Project’s Ian Austin, featured on KQED Public Radio. In Borneo, he saw the devastation wrought by a common food product. As an environmental engineer, Ian shares his insights… More…

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Ecolodge: The Concept Emerges

by Jeepney Projects on October 20th, 2012

Architect Craig Steely has a vision for a Philippine Eagle Reserve Ecolodge. Each prefabricated pod is supported on a single pier foundation with supporting guy wires. This allows each pod the flexibility to locate on any topography as well as the ability to relocate if required. The top prism has a fabric roof with screen walls, the lower prism is translucent corrugated with locally reclaimed wood walls… More…

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About David Tomb, the Artist

by Jeepney Projects on June 5th, 2011

David Tomb is best known for the figurative portraits that defined his career for twenty years. Though David had a lot of field experience birding in the United States it was natural history trips to Belize and then Mexico: Chihuahua, Mazatlan/San Blas, and El Triunfo/Chiapas between 2005 and 2007 that inspired and galvanized him to circle back and integrate his first two loves from his childhood, birds and art… More…

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About the Philippine Eagle

by Jeepney Projects on April 19th, 2011

This handsome fellow is Binay. Shown here preening at the Philippine Eagle Center near Davao City, Binay is a captive eagle that is part of a their breeding program. About the Philippine Eagle: The giant forest raptor, endemic to the Philippines, is considered one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world… More…

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What is a Jeepney?

by Jeepney Projects on February 15th, 2011

Jeepneys are cool. Their improvised, jerry-rigged sensibility appeals to my personal aesthetic. This sensibility is a resourceful and inventive spirit with a refreshing sense of humor. I have always been a sucker for collage, and being an artist from California, this gets channeled through a funky/beat/assemblage prism. As a kid, one of my favorite cartoons was… More…

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