Each year since 2009, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has gathered Disney enthusiasts to experience, "all the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment at the Anaheim Convention Center. This year at D23, a Disneynature exhibit highlights the impacts of their support to wildlife conservation around the globe and their efforts to draw the attention of families everywhere to the wonders of nature and the importance of protecting it.
Today, Dr. Goodall, with a number of other people and groups in conservation, music, business, and Hollywood posted an open letter in the Washington Post to President Barack Obama in support of the end of US trade in illegal ivory. You can see the letter below.
- New project of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots supports student efforts in western Tanzania to protect forest.
- Through sharing information about herbal and traditional medicine the students hope to increase motivation to protect the local forest preserve.
- Anyone, anywhere can support their effor through a special crowd funding campaign.
Here's the latest contender for the Chimpanzee Photo of the Week Caption This! game. Using the comment box beneath the photo, submit your caption! The JGI team will pick the top three, and our community will vote on the top one for this week. There are no prizes or winners, just good old plain fun!
Please note that the comments are moderated and will appear as soon as someone from the JGI team has a chance to approve them.
Update: November 26, 2012 - Here's the winning caption," For Heaven's sake, Prudence, put the camera down and come eat." In reality these are a group of chimpanzees enjoying eggplant for lunch at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
During a recent stop in Taiwan, Dr. Goodall read to a young girl named Nadine. As she tours the world, Dr. Goodall constantly encourages young people to take action to improve this planet we call home. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) knows this cannot happen without education based on the Institute's experience working with the world's children, particularly young women in Africa. In Tanzania, for example, JGI actively promotes girls' education because it has found that improving literacy rates among women improves the well-being of the communities in which they live.
Shawn Sweeney serves the Jane Goodall Institute as director of Community Engagement. In his role Shawn is reponsible for colaborating with JGI's field teams to bring the stories of their work to JGI's worldwide audiences. Through the Web, email, traditional and social media Shawn helps people connect with JGI's mission and understand what they can do to help chimpanzees, their habitats and the world we share.