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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!

The Return of Singapore’s Urban Otters

by Peter Barto on February 10th, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to go back to Singapore, and was anxious to get a glimpse of the rebounding smooth-coated otter population (Lutra perspicillata). These beauties have been in the news there over the last few years – the last time I was in Singapore there had been no sightings of otters, and recent More…

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Part 1, Plant Evolution and Bird Migration

by Michael Park on November 9th, 2018
Pectoral Sandpiper

In the weeks to follow, I will introduce you to why this plant evolutionary biologist studies birds. This adaptation of a talk that I gave at a symposium featured at the Botany 2016 conference shows unexpected linkages between plant evolution and bird migration. More…

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New Benefit Print, Picathartes

by Jeepney Projects on October 20th, 2018

Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast are home to the wonderfully bizarre and strange looking Rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocehalus) – something like a cross between a roadrunner and a crow. The highly prized species for world birders is a communal and cave dwelling creature that hops and bounds through the vine-filled lowland forest floor. This rare, More…

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In Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park – Yellow-headed caracara groovin’ with a Baird’s tapir

by Jeepney Projects on August 16th, 2018
Costa Rica beach

While recently trekking through Costa Rica, we made our way down to the beautiful Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park. Up to that point we had been witness to all sorts of Costa Rica’s wonderful critters, from Resplendent quetzals, kinkajous, olingos and Keel-billed toucans up in the cloud forest region, to Spectacled caiman, Three-toed More…

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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
StartUp square

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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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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