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Borneo Oil Palm Plantations: Contributing to the Demise of Bio-diversity

by Ian Austin on April 5th, 2013

The majestic scenery and rich wildlife we saw in Borneo’s primary rainforest were in stark and numbing contrast with the endless expanse of palm oil plantations that encircle them. During many hours of driving we passed hundreds of miles of row upon endless row of oil palms, of forest being stripped bare and drained to plant more palms. On observing palms along the Kinabatangan river banks, we learned that the river “forest” is somewhat of an illusion… More…

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Jeepney Gives a Fig!

by Peter Barto on March 26th, 2013

While journeying through the Malaysian state of Sabah in northern Borneo, we ended up at the Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, located hard by its cappuccino-colored namesake river. This area is Ground Zero for an incredibly diverse and abundant gathering of wildlife, including seven species of primate, incredible birds of all shapes and colors, and so much more. Helping to build up riverside habitat for the native fauna, the Camp is planting tree seedlings… More…

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Bound for Borneo!

by Jeepney Projects on February 1st, 2013

Always the most exciting of moments – the anticipation of upcoming adventure! Jeepney Projects Worldwide will be heading off to mysterious Borneo at the end of February for two weeks of exploration in the north of that island. We will move through the great forests, mountains and rivers of the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the lookout for such amazing creatures as the… More…

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Philippine Photo Favorites: Part 2 – On the Road

by Jeepney Projects on September 9th, 2012

Here we continue Ian’s photographic journal of his favorite images, from the hundreds of photos he took on the Jeepney Projects trip to the Philippines last year. In part two of we see the many forms of transportation they enjoyed that made the trip a journey… More…

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Philippine Photo Favorites: Part 1 – The Eagle

by Jeepney Projects on August 11th, 2012

Ian Austin took hundreds of photos on the Jeepney Projects trip to the Philippines last year. Here are a few favorites of our favorite bird… 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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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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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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Field Notes from Dr. Bo

by Dr. Bo on August 12th, 2011

Dr. Bo shares news from the Philippines on his activities with conservation, wildlife management and work with Philippine Eagles… Hi David, The video docu we made on the Philippine eagle has been accepted for airing on our Knowledge Channel, a cable TV affiliate of ABSCBN network. Im attaching here a film clip… More…

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