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May 31, 2016

Memo RE: Shooting of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The attached email is correspondence from Dr. Jane Goodall to Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden regarding the shooting death of 17 year-old gorilla, Harambe. Above and beyond this correspondence Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute have not made any further statements on the incident.

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March 2016

Cardiff Met research project provides insights into heart health of chimpanzees

Research carried out by Cardiff Met has provided an insight into cardiac health and disease in chimpanzees, as well as highlighting cardiac similarities between humans and primates. The International Primate Heart Project (IPHP) is a collaboration between veterinary practitioners, cardiac physiologists and cardiologists and was established in order to better understand why cardiac disease is such a major contributor to great ape deaths.

Limited detail is currently available on what is “normal” in relation to cardiac structure and function of primates, which is the primary focus addressed by research conducted by the IPHP. The project team, led by Cardiff Metropolitan University Professor Rob Shave, (Professor in Cardiovascular Physiology), has recently focused on ECG variables in a sample of 100 healthy wild born chimps (Pan troglodytes). An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for heart problems related to the electrical activity of the heart.

Between 2009 and 2013, as part of routine health checks, ECGs were collected from chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, which is operated by the Jane Goodall Institute and rescues animals, often from the international commercial bushmeat and pet trades. The Cardiff Met team performs electrocardiograms whilst the primates are undergoing other essential medical assessments.

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Cardiff University Heart Health Study Press Release

February 18, 2016

Environmentalist Jane Goodall Marks 25th Anniversary of Youth Program

Roots & Shoots Youth Action Program Now Spans the Globe Engaging Young People In More Than 100 Countries

Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, spent the past several weeks visiting Tanzania, the country which is home to her now-famous wild research on chimpanzees, where she pioneered community-centered conservation, and founded JGI’s globe-spanning youth-led action program Roots & Shoots. On this particular trip, Dr. Goodall spent time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Roots & Shoots program. Dr. Goodall celebrated by visiting schools that have been involved in the program for a number of years, and participated in tree plantings in honor of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Growing Together campaign to mark the anniversary.

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January 26, 2016

Jane Goodall Draws Attention to the Importance of Recycling Mobile Phones

International campaign draws connection between recycling electronics and protection of fragile wildlife species.

“It really will make a difference,” says Goodall remarking on the importance of recycling used phones as her namesake organization, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) prepares to kick off, Call to Action the organization’s second annual International Day for Mobile Phone Recycling.

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December 7, 2015

Visualizing Impact of Youth Leadership for the Natural World: Jane Goodall Launches Tapestry of Hope Interactive Map

Famed primatologist and conservationist launches new online tool with Esri at COP21 in Paris.

Today, with deep thanks to Esri, Dr. Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute are launching the Tapestry of Hope, an interactive online tool to visualize the thousands of projects led by young people around the globe who are passionate about protecting our shared environment.

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November 24, 2015

Statement From Dr. Jane Goodall

Regarding tactics used in garnering attention for animal welfare issues. 

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July 22, 2015

Bringcom Partners with the Jane Goodall Institute to Improve Connectivity for Flagship Sites

Fifty-five years ago, when Jane Goodall arrived on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, her communications technology was limited to some notebooks and a supply of pens and pencils.  Today, the work Dr. Goodall started continues at Gombe Stream Research Center, providing data for countless studies and as well as critical information about habitat health and land use. This work requires a sophisticated and reliable communications infrastructure.  As we celebrate this auspicious anniversary, the Jane Goodall Institute is pleased to announce a partnership with BringCom, a leading telecommunications services solutions provider offering fiber, satellite and microwave services to clients across Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the United States.

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