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A Special Holiday Message from Dr. Jane Goodall

“Now is the season of 'good cheer' when people step back, take a few breaths, and spend time with family and friends.  I have at last arrived back at home in Bournemouth to be with my sister Judy, her daughter Pip, and her grandchildren, 14-year-old Alex and 13-year-old Nickolai. And, of course, the three dogs:  Charlie, Calie Grace and Henry Bean. We will then be joined by my granddaughter Angel with two friends from Tanzania, and Judy's other daughter, Emma, with her two dogs!

2013 Latin America Lecture Tour: Jane Receives Diploma in Argentina

This week, after a successful fall tour in the United States and Canada, Jane headed to Latin America. Over the next five weeks, she will travel to six counties, spreading her message of hope and meeting with young people involved in Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Many of her events will be broadcast via livestream, so be sure to check out our event page for more information. 

Mandrills: Releasing Some of Tchimpounga's Resident's Back in the Wild

Over the last several years, the team at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) has taken great care to systematically search the wilds of the Republic of Congo (Congo) to locate the ideal habitat to safely release select TCRC primates. 
 
After conducting and assessing surveys in several locations in western Congo, the JGI team decided to do a more focused survey in the northern portion of Conkouati- Douli National Park.

2013 U.S. Fall Lecture Tour: Jane Visits the West Coast

This October, after a short stop in Toronto, Canada, Jane made her way to the San Francisco Bay Area for a number of inspiring events. Her visit began with a lecture to staff at Clif Bar & Company about sustainable food practices and the importance of conservation. Prior to her remarks, Jane met with the company’s founders, Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, and Kevin Cleary, the company’s chief executive officer, for a tour of the Clif Bar facility.

Special Matching Campaign Helps Tchimpounga's 'Geniuses'

It’s common knowledge that chimpanzees are incredibly intelligent beings. But did you know that just like humans, some chimpanzees are especially smart, outshining their group-mates with their exceptionally high levels of intelligence?
 
Unfortunately, some of the uncommonly bright chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga sanctuary in the Republic of Congo often have less freedom than the other chimpanzees.

2013 U.S. Fall Lecture Tour: Jane's visit to East Carolina University

It’s certainly been an exciting fall for Jane! After receiving an honorary degree at University of St Andrews in Scotland, she headed to New York City to take part in the UN International Day of Peace, the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, and the Humane Education Conference. 

International Travel: Jane receives an honorary degree from University of St Andrews in Scotland!

Last Friday, Jane was one of 17 inspiring individuals on site to receive an honorary degree at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The day was filled with excitement as the event marked the celebration of the university’s 600th anniversary. You can read a press release about the event here

Dr. Goodall's Fall 2013 Lecture Tour Schedule

 
Have you seen Jane lately? We spotted this billboard in Pennsylvania, created by The Foundation for a Better Life, recognizing Jane as a steward of Planet Earth.

An Unexpected Guest: Seven-Foot Python Visits Chimpanzee Enclosure!

At the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, our adult chimpanzees spend their days roaming around a wild forest patch, foraging for fruits, socializing, and swinging from the trees. We bring them in at night for their dinner and to inspect their health. It’s rare for their routine to change. Therefore, you can imagine our surprise when the head caregiver at the dormitories called Dr.

International Travel: Jane in Africa Part I

During her summer tour of Africa, Jane spent time at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) in the Republic of Congo. For more than 20 years, the Institute has worked to ensure the well-being of orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees confiscated by Congolese authorities as part of their efforts to combat the illegal commercial bushmeat and pet trades.  JGI cares for these confiscated chimpanzees at TCRC, the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in Africa.

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