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In November 2014, the Jane Goodall Institute participated at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Australia with the support of JGI Global and especially Polly Cevallos, a member of JGI's global board. Congress materials have just been made available online and JGI's presentations are outlined below. Described as the "landmark forum on protected areas," experts gathered to share information at the Congress, and work together towards the creation of an agenda for protected areas conservation.
The United Nations has designated March 3 as World Wildlife Day, described by the UN as “an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.”
February 12, 2014 is the 206th anniversary of the birth of famed scientist, Charles Darwin. In addition to his ground-breaking theory of evolution, Darwin also began cataloguing the stunning breadth of biodiversity found in our world.
As we get ready to kick off the season of giving, you can beat the crowds by doing your holiday shopping online during the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) special 2014 Charity Auction!
On November 28, 2014 JGI we will kick off the auction with several rare, one-of-a-kind items that would make the perfect gift for anyone who supports Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute’s life-saving programs.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a pioneer in the field of great ape conservation. Our projects span the Congo Basin and address four key areas of conservation; protecting great apes from the illegal wildlife and bushmeat trade, improving the economic and physical health of communities, ensuring healthy habitats, promoting sustainable livelihoods,environmental education and applying cutting edge and appropriate technologies to enhance our efforts.
Would you believe that something as simple as access to feminine hygiene products can drastically improve the life and future of a girl in Africa?
Africa loses more than 10 million acres of forest every year. This intense rate of deforestation is devastating Africa’s flora and fauna, and is perhaps the most serious threat to the survival of chimpanzees and other great apes. The disappearance of forested habitats makes it near impossible for endangered chimpanzee populations to access the resources they desperately need to survive.
Over the last several months the staff at Tchimpounga have been helping a new arrival, Willy, named after a very dedicated caregiver, get settled after being rescued. Like many of Tchimpounga’s new arrivals, Willy was confiscated from poachers by the Congolese authorities. He was confiscated in the Niari region, which lies north of Tchimpounga. Willy was being kept as a pet in a village called Titi.