Chimpanzees, our closet living relatives, depend on forests. The greatest concentrations of chimpanzees are in rainforests across the equatorial forest belt in Africa — habitat that is rapidly diminishing as forests are cleared for agriculture and infrastructure. This is a story about how technology and a new partnership are working to understand threats to forests so we can better protect chimpanzees.
The Jane Goodall Institute, in 2012, set an ambitious 30-year goal to protect 85 percent of chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa.
We invite you to follow Jane this spring as she continues her journey during this especially notable year while we are celebrating her 80th birthday and she is launching her new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants” this April.
This week, Jane will begin her six-week lecture tour in the United States and Canada with stops in many places where you can have the opportunity to hear her speak in person.
For the last decade, the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) has provided highly motivated and dedicated young leaders throughout the United States with the training, resources and opportunities they need to develop into community leaders who create positive change in their own backyards and around the world. These youth leaders emerge at the forefront of the next generation of responsible global citizens, working to protect and improve communities for people, animals, and the environment we all share.