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New Project, The Tufted Jay

by David Tomb on June 30th, 2013

Jeepney Projects Worldwide is excited to announce our partnership with the Reserva Chara Pinta (Tufted Jay Reserve). We are fundraising with a benefit fine art print project for the reserve and ejido (collective) El Palmito. The reserve is home to many fantastic birds such as Red Warblers, Red-headed Tanagers, Mountain Trogons, rare Eared Quetzals, and occasionally Wintering Thick-billed Parrots. The star of the region is the strikingly and charismatic Tufted Jay… 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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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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