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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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