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May 2, 2017

Jane Goodall Institute Welcomes Carlos Drews, New Executive Director

Today, the Jane Goodall Institute’s board of directors announced that as of March 21, 2017, Carlos Drews joined the Jane Goodall Institute as the organization’s executive director. In this role, Drews is responsible for advancing the mission of the Institute through its nine core programs, as well as leading a staff of more than 250 conservation professionals.

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Read an introductory blog post with Carlos.

March 30, 2017

Jane Goodall Institute, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Republic of Colombia, Blackboard Inc., and Marymount University receive World Affairs Council HONORS: Awards

The World Affairs Council – Washington, DC (WAC-DC) recognizes organizations, corporations and nations who demonstrate an exemplary leadership commitment to global education, international affairs and global communications at its annual World Affairs HONORS: Gala. Over 500 representatives of corporate, government and academic institutions joined nonprofit, military and veterans organizations, and press at the March 29th dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Washington.

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March 8, 2017

Famed conservationist Jane Goodall to appear at Tulane

World-renowned ethologist and conservationist Jane Goodall will deliver a lecture on her life’s work Thursday, March 16, at Tulane University.

The lecture, including a Q and A, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dixon Hall auditorium, followed by a book signing in Dixon Hall Room 118.

Goodall, 82, is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute — which is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year — and a UN Messenger of Peace. She is best known for her landmark study with the the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where she immersed herself in their habitat as neighbor rather than a distant observer.

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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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