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Help Pave the Way to Saving the Philippine Eagle

by Peter Barto on May 7th, 2012

There are other ways you can support the efforts to save the Great Philippine Eagle. One example – check out this image of a cool, engraved paver, now installed into the walk-way at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao (unfortunately we didn’t proofread this one too well but you get the idea…)! You too can both celebrate someone in your family and support the Foundation by buying a paver!… More…

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Connecting with Teens about Art and the Environment

by Jeepney Projects on February 28th, 2012

Last Sunday, David spoke to a group of teens who are part of the Teen Art Connect program at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. The artist talk was connected to David’s participation in the current exhibit Do Not Destroy:Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought. Here is a wonderful message from Leah Greenberg, Teen Programs Coordinator at the museum… More…

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David’s Trip to Ghana in Images

by Jeepney Projects on February 25th, 2012

David’s search for the rare Picathartes in Ghana led to many adventures. Trekking through the Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Kakum Conservation Area and Ankasa Conservation Area, his group searched for and spotted many other species. Here is a visual feast of life on the streets and in the jungles of West Africa… More…

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David Goes to Ghana in Search of The Picathartes

by Jeepney Projects on February 18th, 2012

On February 5 David took off for the 17-hour collection of flights to Ghana for an eleven day trip. His goal was the fantastic and rare yellow-headed Picathartes. David sent us text messages during the trip. A digital diary, here are his notes and photos from the field… More…

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The Jewish Museum Looks at Trees

by Jeepney Projects on February 16th, 2012

David is one of three artists from San Francisco’s Mission District to be interviewed for this video. Claudia Escobar, the video producer for Mission Local, gleaned some nice insights and images from these local talents who are all in the new exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. More…

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David Tomb in a New Museum Exhibition and Artist Talk

by Jeepney Projects on February 6th, 2012

David Tomb is part of a new exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum – Do Not Destroy:Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought. February 16 – May 28, 2012. David says, “I created this piece of artwork from a piece of “reclaimed” wood I got from an old salt at a Sausalito ship yard. This show is about the Tu Bishvat holiday which has been interpreted recently through an environmental/activist lens. So, I painted our eagle on a… More…

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Can you spot the Horned Guan? Mike did

by David Tomb on January 20th, 2012

About a mile away from camp El Triunfo in Chiapas, Mexico, Mike spotted the incredible Horned Guan about a hundred feet up in a small opening in the cloud forest canopy. The huge gorgeous turkey-like bird flew lower into these epiphyte, fern, and moss laden oak trees. Can you spot the guan?… More…

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New Exhibit, Vanishing Birds of the Philippines

by Jeepney Projects on January 19th, 2012

The Bone Room Presents is pleased to present artist and birding enthusiast David Tomb’s installation “Jeepney Projects Worldwide: Vanishing Birds of the Philippines” beginning February 2 through February 29. There will be an Opening Reception for the public on Thursday, February 2 from 7-9 p.m at The Bone Room Presents, 1573 Solano Ave, Berkeley. Come check it out!…. More…

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Ecolodges: Essentials to Elegance

by Ian Austin on January 10th, 2012

“Well… what’s the accommodation like?” This question is inevitable when asking somebody if they would like to accompany you on a birding/nature trip to some remote location. Most people would not be thrilled at the idea of roughing it in the wild – roughly the conditions at the existing “lodge” at Kitanglad. They’d like a comfortable place to sleep that is mostly free of the local flying and crawling fauna, has decent food, and provides… More…

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A Canyon of Their Own

by David Tomb on October 27th, 2011

Jeepney Projects is a huge fan of natural history writer and environmental photojournalist George Oxford Miller. George has traveled widely and written many books. He went with us to the Philippines and will be going with us to Ghana in February 2012. Here is a link to an article that he wrote for Living Bird Magazine of Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the incredible… More…

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