Welcome to the GRASP Great Ape Virtual Reality Tour

powered by vEcotourism.org

Begin your tour guide on a VR journey to the habitat of four species of great apes, courtesy of the UN Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) and vEcotourism.org! You'll experience each location via full 360-degree panoramas and interact with each scene to learn more about each species and the conservation challenges they face in the wild. The apeAPPVR is available for  download on both Android and iOS smartphones.

Please scan your headset's QR code (tap the small white gear icon at the bottom middle of your screen) to ensure you get the best visual experience in virtual reality.
This app supports both "no-touch" style VR headsets such as the original Google Cardboard and newer "tap" style headsets such as Google Cardboard V2.
If you don't have a button on your headset, look down at the blue gear icon when the app begins and then tap the "change to gaze mode" option before putting your phone into your headset.
If you have a small smartphone, you may have a better visual experience by placing a pencil or similar-sized object inside your headset in order to better alignment. 

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The  aim of the app is to nurture curiosity about the natural world, promote effective world citizenship, contribute to alternative livelihoods for communities living in areas of high conservation importance, and combat environmental degradation. 

 

The app offers immersive tours of all great ape habitats, designed to be viewed in full, immersive 360 degrees when paired with a Google Cardboard-style headset.  Using your smartphone and the apeAPP VR app, this quality viewer puts the world of VR right in your hands, affordably.  You can get a pair here or here

Step 1: Get the Cardboard by going to Google’s page where they list offerings from many vendors, and select one and buy it! As you’ll see, they run mostly from $3 to $10.
Step 2: Get the apeAPPVR which is available for download on both Android and iOS . Slide your phone in and close the cardboard flap. Be sure to try and center the phone so that your view is the best it can be.

Step 3: Look through the cardboard and enjoy. The aim of the app is to nurture curiosity , promote effective world citizenship and combat environmental degradation. Please share with friends and family. 

You’ll explore locations from Gashaka Gumti National Park in Nigeria to the Tripa Peat Swamp in Indonesia simply by turning your head, and learn more about each great ape species via engaging audio narrations and interactive hotspots that display close-up images, short videos, and maps.

VIRTUAL ECOTOURISM PROJECT (Click the images to start your vEcotour)

vEcotourism.org develops interactive tours to connect the general public with conservation projects and local communities in ecologically and culturally sensitive areas worldwide. We aim to nurture curiosity about the natural world, promote effective world citizenship, contribute to alternative livelihoods for communities living in areas of high conservation importance, and combat environmental degradation. 
 
vEcotourism.org has been specializing in full-spherical panoramic photography in wild places since 2011, and now, with the advent of affordable virtual reality headsets, virtual tourists all around the world can experience our tours in 360 degrees simply by turning their heads! For more information visit www.vecotourism.org 

Senkwekwe Center, the world's only Mountain gorilla orphanage, in DR Congo. Observe the orphans in their daily lives, meet some of the courageous keepers that care for them, and share in the message of hope for a day when these magnificent apes can be reintroduced to the wild.


Tracking the Susa mountain gorilla group, Mount Karisimbi, Rwanda. Join your guide, Ian Redmond, and a group of intrepid tourists as the adults of the Susa gorilla group take a siesta while the youngsters wrestle and play in their very own jungle gym


Experience the unique Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony, Rwanda. Access-all-areas tour of the Kwita Izina - the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda.

 

 

 

 

GRASP Activities : Explore projects and programmes initiated by GRASP to protect the great apes and their habitats.

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