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The Jeep

Welcome to The Jeep, the Jeepney Projects blog, keeping you informed of our latest events and actions. We welcome your comments and feedback. Enjoy!

Introducing the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, a Benefit Event

by Jeepney Projects on April 9th, 2017
Keeping together the Cloud Forest

Join us for an evening with Ana Valerie Mandri Rohen from the amazing El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, located in the remote Sierra Nevada of Mexico’s Chiapas region. This event will provide an excellent introduction and overview of the El Triunfo reserve, the wildlife, and the people that share the land, as well as the current challenges that they face. More…

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The Storks of Marrakech

by Peter Barto on February 7th, 2016

When first planning a short trip to Morocco, my initial vision was to ride camels in the Sahara, drink tea by moonlight on the endless red sands, gorge myself on lamb and spice, and hope to spot an addax or fennec or even a Barbary macaque wandering about. I had to compromise with a few days in chaotic Marrakech and a journey through the wild Atlas Mountains… More…

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An Andalusian Idyll

by Peter Barto on December 11th, 2015
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A recent journey to Spain’s Andalusia region led me to a remarkable place – El Torcal de Antequera, a nature reserve located in the Sierra del Torcal mountain range. A Seussian landscape of karst, pine trees and wild flowers, with limestone pillars taking on all sorts of bizarre shapes, El Torcal is a visual treat… More…

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David Tomb is Presenting at the Monterey Audubon Society

by Jeepney Projects on May 10th, 2015

Join us for a special presentation! The Monterey Audubon Society is hosting David Tomb at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History this Tuesday, May 12. David’s talk will highlight the genesis of Jeepney Projects in the Philippines as well as our ongoing work worldwide. More…

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David Tomb Exhibition at the StartUp Art Fair

by Jeepney Projects on April 23rd, 2015
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Join us at a three-day exhibition beginning Friday, May 1-3, featuring 40 vetted artists, including our own David Tomb! stARTup Art Fair is San Francisco’s new independently produced contemporary art fair for unrepresented artists. The stimulating 3-day weekend is a great chance for art appreciators to get in on the ground floor of a type of artist “start-up… More…

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Made in the Mission – Spring Open Studios 2015

by Jeepney Projects on April 13th, 2015

David Tomb and Jeepney Projects are proud to be among more than 20 artists exhibiting in the Spring Open Studios on April 18 and 19 at the Army Loft building in San Francisco. Here you’ll find collages, paintings, textiles, drawings, film, photographs, books & jewelry, and special events throughout the weekend. Come have fun, get inspired, and help maintain a vibrant culture of creativity and innovation! More…

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Survival of the Sexiest – Birds of Paradise, Part 1

by David Tomb on February 27th, 2015

Inspired by pals Tim Laman and Ed Scholes of National Geographic and Cornell University and of course, David Attenborough – I finally made good on my dream to travel to the islands of Waigeo to see two of the most beautiful and spectacular birds in the world: Wilson’s Bird of Paradise and Red Bird of Paradise. After 9 flights, 5 boat rides, and at least three… More…

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New, Hand-colored Antique Print

by Jeepney Projects on November 12th, 2014
Goldsmith Print

We’ve discovered a beautiful antique, hand-colored print. Find it and more great gifts in the Jeepney Store! This fascinating plate is from A History Of The Earth And Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith. Plate 50: “1. White Headed Sea Eagle 2. Great Harpy Eagle 3. Chilian Sea Eagle 4. Brazilian Caracara Eagle”. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet. The first edition of A History Of The Earth And Animated Nature appeared in London in 1774… More…

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The Incredible Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

by Ian Austin on October 28th, 2014
The tiny Orange-collared Manakin feat

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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On the Road Again

by Jeepney Projects on August 5th, 2014

Jeepney Projects’ own David Tomb will soon be heading out to the wilds of Indonesia with birder pal Brian Coleman of Britain and Untu Baware of the Papua Bird Club to see what he can find! Waigeo, Halmahera and Sulawesi are just a few of the exotic locales he’ll be investigating. Birds of Paradise, Pittas, 17 (yes, 17) species of kingfishers and Tarsiers are just some of the amazing critters he hopes to find. David will also check in on local community and conservation efforts on… More…

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