Category Archives: Stories from the Field

Talking Climate Change from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Chimp-n-Sea project, vEcotourism.org, has created a spectacular new vEcotour! In this tour, join with me, Ian Redmond, to experience the exhilaration of reaching the nearly 6000m Uhuru peak on Mount Kilimanjaro. I recently took on the epic climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania … Continue reading

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Yosina has taken her maiden voyage!

Witnessing the destruction of the unique Coral Triangle area between Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea faces by pollution, trawling and drift-nets as well as damaging and illegal cyanide and dynamite fishing, the Chimp-n-Sea Wildlife Conservation Fund and partner JARI … Continue reading

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Crossing paths with a forest elephant on World Elephant Day

The ambassador of vEcotourism.org (a Chimp-n-Sea project) Ian Redmond recently had the very good fortune to encounter a magnificent forest elephant while trekking to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. In this latest “taster” vEcotour, published to coincide with … Continue reading

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A home away from home in Lombok, Indonesia

Dr. Helena Baird, a volunteer with Chimp-n-Sea partner JARI, a marine protection organisation located in Indonesia, has created a fantastic vEcotour of her beautiful “home away from home”. “Volunteering in a developing country is more than just the work itself” Helena explains, … Continue reading

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Chimp-n-Sea project, vEcotourism.org, engages with Ugandan students at Makerere University

Chimp-n-Sea project, vEcotourism.org, recently broke new ground as vEco’s Ugandan blogger and photographer, Mark Olokotum (a.k.a. Mark O!), introduced students of the Department of Biological Sciences at Makerere University, Uganda, to the wonders and possibilities of vEcotourism on June 6th. Introduced … Continue reading

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Experience a virtual tour of JARI HQ, Chimp-n-Sea’s Indonesian partner

We are pleased to present the first vEcotour created by JARI volunteer, Dr. Helena Baird featured by vEcotourism.org, a Chimp-n-Sea project. Experienced marine ecologist Dr. Helena Baird has joined the team as a volunteer at Lombok-based NGO JARI in Indonesia. Helena will help JARI … Continue reading

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Last resort: rescuing an orangutan from its natural habitat

Chimp-n-Sea project, vEcotourism.org, recently reported on an article from Lucy Radford, Development Officer at Barbary Macaque Awareness & Conservation which provides a moving account of her trek through fragmented forest in Langkat, North Sumatra. Supported by stunning photography from wildlife … Continue reading

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Explore the latest trek from vEcotourism.org!

Enjoy the latest immersive vEcotour from vEcotourism.org, a Chimp-n-Sea project!  This multi-pano experience sees Ugandan blogger Mark O visit the Albertine Graben region in the East African Rift Valley Today we are travelling to the Albertine Graben region in the East … Continue reading

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Mobile Clinic arrival marks a special day for the Kibale Health and Conservation Project, Uganda

Today represents a fantastic result for vEcotourism Project Advisors Dr.’s Colin and Lauren Chapman; a long-awaited mobile clinic van for Kibale National Park has finally arrived in Uganda. The Kibale Health and Conservation Project, founded by the couple, works to … Continue reading

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Ishasha Journal – A story of human-wildlife conflict

Read Virtual Ecotourism director Mark Laxer’s latest story, a thrilling account of human-wildlife conflict and the tough challenges of conservation in Ishasha, Uganda.

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