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

Birdy PA

by Jeepney Projects on July 1st, 2014
Capture9

From David’s show in Indiana, PA this spring, here’s a photographic recap of his highlights… More…

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Road to Zanzibar

by Peter Barto on February 16th, 2014
National Park box,feat

The last leg of my U.A.E.-Kenya-Tanzania trek put me on the Road to Zanzibar! A spice-laden gem of a spot sprouting off the Tanzanian coast in the beautiful Indian Ocean, Zanzibar reigns large in tales of romance and high adventure. Besides wanting to soak up the atmosphere of this great cultural crossroads, I fantasized of being the first to rediscover the near-mythic (and now, sadly, extinct) Zanzibar leopard (Panthera pardus adersi) while prowling through the island’s remaining jungle. If nothing else, I wanted to see… More…

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Finding a Bridge in Kenya

by Peter Barto on November 24th, 2013
Kenya, Daraja Academy, feat

Peter visits Kenya and returns with stories to tell – The second leg of our journey brought us to a place I had dreamed of since very young – Kenya! Between a steady diet of National Geographic and Wild Kingdom programming, tales of Stanley and Livingstone, and the great Beryl Markham book, “West with the Night”, I was extremely dialed in to finally experience this amazing part of the world. Landing in Nairobi at night kept me from seeing trees full of nesting Marabou Stork, but morning revealed these incredible birds and… More…

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Golden Gate Audubon Society Interviews David Tomb

by Jeepney Projects on November 14th, 2013
David working

The Golden Gate Birder has published an interview with Jeepney Projects Co-Founder David Tomb. Ilana DeBare, a former business reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and now the Communications Director at the Golden Gate Audubon Society, visited David in his studio. She took some great photos and put together a great story. Check it out!… More…

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Desert Birding

by Peter Barto on September 10th, 2013
Ras1, feat

Ah, the beginning of a new adventure! Always an exciting time. The first part of my trek involved a couple of days spent in the United Arab Emirates, in the city (and emirate) of Dubai. Located in the desert of the Arabian Peninsula and along the shores of the Arabian/Persian Gulf, Dubai is an interesting story – it’s incredible growth over the last few decades is well-documented, as well as its amazing, and quite manufactured, displays of prosperity… More…

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New Project, The Tufted Jay

by David Tomb on June 30th, 2013
tufted jay-featured

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
Ian Austin

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
Close-up of a Fresh Fruit Bunch

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
Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, feat

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
Borneo

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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