Brothers & Sisters: Gombe's Siblings

Just like human children, chimpanzee siblings will play, squabble and compete for the attention of their mother. Often, the bond between siblings will last for years.

Dr. Goodall's Statement on Abandoned New York Blood Center Chimps

On Tuesday, July 21, hominoid specialist and petition starter, Dr. Brian Hare will deliver 185,000 petition signatures to the New York Blood Center (NYBC) headquarters in New York City. Dr. Hare, along with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Humane Society of the United States and nearly 30 other partners are urging the Center to reinstate funding for the lifetime care of 66 chimpanzees in Liberia previously used for medical research, abandoned by the NYBC in March.

The Famous Chimps of Gombe

Written By: Elodie Freymann
Over the course of her life, Dr. Jane Goodall has observed and recorded the habits of many of the wild chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park. When Jane first arrived in 1960, little was known about the complexities of primate behavior. Though Jane made many remarkable discoveries during her first few years in the field, one of her most ground-breaking realizations was that chimpanzees experience emotions previously believed to be uniquely human. Through years of patient observation and thorough research, Dr.

Update: Tchimpounga’s Island Sanctuary Sites

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has been working to ready three islands in the Kouilou River for the transfer of 100 chimpanzees currently living at Tchimpounga. On these islands, chimpanzees live in a much more natural, forested environment while still receiving care from Tchimpounga staff.

Newest Crowdfunding Campaign: Seven New Episodes of Super Kodo, Popular Children's Video Series

This month, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) launches a third crowd funding campaign for 2014 to raise $64,000 by September 17, 2014 to create seven new episodes of the very popular children's video series Super Kodo. With 13 episodes already created, the series has been incredibly popular across many communities in the Republic of Congo where it was created. Helping young people understand the impact of their everyday behaviors, the video series inspires them to care about the environment we share. 



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.

Jane's Statement on PETA's 98% Human Video

After seeing this animated video by PETA, Dr. Goodall lends her voice on why using chimpanzees in entertainment or keeping them as pets is damaging to their personalities and overall well-being.

Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2014) — Today the World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

Happy Holidays from JGI!

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