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Population & Chimpanzee Conservation

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is dedicated to the conservation of chimpanzees and the African forests that they call home.

Program Spotlight: Girl's Scholarship Project

In many rural communities throughout Africa, girls must take a back seat to boys when it comes to education.
 
Due to limited economic resources, families often have to choose which of their children are sent to school and who will stay to help the household. In the vast majority of these cases, boys are selected to attend school while girls end up remaining in the home.

Program Spotlight: Girl's Peer Education Project

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? 

Sadly, many girls in Africa never finish their schooling. In fact, due to many families’ strained economic resources, many never even begin their education.

Recent Research Conducted at Gombe Sheds Light on Chimpanzee Psychology

The innovative research carried out at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanzania is famous for enlightening humans about the behaviour of chimpanzees.
 
However, this research is often useful in providing researchers insight to the psychology behind many human behaviors as well.

JGI Teams Up With NASA To Monitor Chimpanzee Habitat Health

 
In 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announced a new goal; to protect 85% of chimpanzees and their habitat over the next 30 years. This will be no easy task, as the ever-increasing rate of habitat loss is forcing wild chimpanzee populations closer and closer to extinction.
 
JGI is proud to announce a new project that the Institute is implementing with its partners to help us monitor the health of chimpanzee habitat areas, thus allowing us to plan the most effective conservation strategies possible.

The Economic Rewards of Sustainability: Luzilo's Woodlot

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.

New Arrival at Tchimpounga - Wonderful Willy

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.

How JGI Helps Save Endangered Species

Friday, May 16, 2014, is  Endangered Species Day in the United States. While the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has always been committed to protecting Africa’s endangered wild chimpanzee populations, chimpanzees are not the only endangered species that benefit from JGI’s many projects.

Highlights from 80 Years of Jane - The Global Celebration for Dr. Goodall's 80th Birthday

Earlier this month, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) celebrated Dr. Goodall’s 80th birthday. For the occasion Dr. Goodall didn’t want gifts or lavish parties.
 
All she wanted was for people around the world to help JGI raise enough funds to finish building out three pristine islands for the chimpanzees of Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, and to do an action in their community dedicated to Dr.

Dr. Goodall Receives an Honorary Degree from Trinity College in Dublin

Last month closed an exciting chapter in Dr. Goodall’s whirlwind year, with a special visit to Dublin. Jane has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, but few people know just how many she has actually earned throughout her career. On December 6, during her trip to Dublin, Jane received her 47th honorary degree from Trinity College. 
 
Moving into 2014 will prove to be another very exciting year for Jane.
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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.