JGI Chimpanzee Blog

News and anecdotes about chimpanzees

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.

Travel with JGI - Nebraska Migration of the Sandhill Cranes - 600,000 to 1

In honor of International Migratory Bird day, Bill Wallauer, JGI's own research videographer and wildlife cameraman shares his most recent experience witnessing the 2014 migration of the Sandhill Cranes. 

 

Informing Collective Management of Private Forests in Uganda using GFW and Mobile Mapping Technologies

The Global Forest Watch (GFW) platform presents a unique opportunity to strengthen the work of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in protecting chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa.  In this blog I would like to share how JGI and partners are building capacity to eventually use Global Forest Watch in combination with mobile technologies to improve forest monitoring in Uganda. 
 
The Budongo and Bugoma Forest Reserves in western Uganda are home to an estimated 1,157 chimpanzees.

Global Forest Watch: New Eyes on Chimpanzee Habitats in Africa

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.

Tchimpounga Receives Support from JGI Offices in Europe

Recently, several European offices of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) including the Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland worked collaboratively to support JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo through each of their Chimpanzee Guardian Programs. After securing three islands in the Kouilou River for the next phase of our sanctuary build out, the staff at Tchimpounga have been working tirelessly to advance expansion efforts while still maintaining day to day operations.

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.

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.

Tchimpounga to Tchibebe: More Room to Roam for Sanctuary Chimpanzees

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is working diligently to complete construction on Tchibebe Island, one of the three islands in the Kouilou River that make up part of the expanded Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) in the Republic of Congo.
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This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.