Thursday, October 26, 2006

Ken Banks on primate conservation

Ken Banks, one of our Collaboration Fellows, spoke today about his work doing primate conservation in Africa. Here is with a brief overview.

One of the biggest things you can do to help is avoid products with palm oil -- lots of monkeytowns (a nontechnical term) are converted into palm plantations, furthering the problem with habitat reduction.

Ken's website is, and his blog is

UPDATE: Ken forwarded me a great (but sad) article about some of the specific problems with palm farming and orangutans on Borneo.

BBC Article

Friday, October 20, 2006

Digital Vision Vlog 1

In the beginning...

Just setting up this blog to document my project as a Digital Vision fellow and experiment with video blogging (or vlogging as the kids call it these days.)

My basic project info is:

The next post will be... VIDEO!