JGI Chimpanzee Blog

News and anecdotes about chimpanzees

What's Up in the World of Chimpanzees?

Welcome to the newsest Jane Goodall Institute blog. Check back daily for a round-up of the most important and fascinating news about chimpanzees and other great apes. If you know of interesting chimp news, send it here.

JGI's Black Friday Online Auction

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.

Top Five Views from New Gombe Street View with Google Maps

For the last five decades Dr. Jane Goodall, JGI's researchers and staff have been bringing us into the world of the chimpanzees of Gombe through their scientific exploration, ongoing behavioral research and perhaps most importantly, through the individual life stories of the chimpanzees that live there. These stories from Gombe have been a part of our lives for so long that this magical place has almost become mythical ...

How Does Educating Girls Impact Chimpanzee Conservation?

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.

JGI's Mandrill Release Program ... Notes From the Field

By Rori Kameka, University of Maryland student and summer intern at Tchimpounga
 
On three of the seven nights I have camped out with JGI’s Mandrill Release Research Team in Conkouati National Park, I have heard the footsteps of men walking just outside my tent. After hearing these noises for two nights, I was not entirely sure what to make of them. Miles Woodruff, the Mandrill Project Research Manager, had warned me that poachers occasionally pass through camp late at night.

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.
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