endangered species

Jane's Statement on Steve Cutts's Animated Video "Man"

See how we have harmed the planet in what Dr. Goodall calls, “a clever cartoon that provides a chilling commentary of our selfish behavior.” Read more of Jane’s thoughts and watch this animated video created by Steve Cutts.

The Jane Goodall Institute Applauds U.S. Fish and Wildlife Proposal

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) applauded today’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announcement that could greatly expand protection of chimpanzees, including the thousands of chimpanzees currently held captive in the United States.
 
The United States has long recognized wild chimpanzees as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but has not provided the same level of protection for chimpanzees held captive in this country.   Because other U.S.

For Immediate Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Protection for All Chimpanzees – Captive and Wild – as Endangered

 
Contact:
Claire Cassel
703-358-2357
claire_cassel@fws.gov

 

Threats to chimpanzees have increased since the 1990 listing of wild populations as endangered 

Following additional legal determinations about the application of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a proposal to classify both wild and captive chimpanzees as endangered.

For Immediate Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Increase Protections for Chimpanzees

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. While wild chimpanzees have long been recognized as endangered, existing regulations deprive captive chimpanzees in the United States of protection under the ESA.

State of the Wild Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees are extinct in 4 of the 25 countries where they were traditionally found.

We stand on the threshold of a future without chimpanzees       in the wild.

The IUCN/World Conservation Union Red List of Threatened Species says each of the species of African great apes – chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos – as endangered. African apes are largely confined to the relatively intact forests of Equatorial Africa as their last remaining stronghold. Chimpanzees are likely extinct in 4 of their 25 range countries (Gambia, Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin).

Photos of the top 25 most endangered primates

In case you missed it, a report in February listed the top 25 most endangered primate species. They include great apes, the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) and Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii), both of whose numbers are in the hundreds.

Dr. Goodall examines species success stories in new book

Jane Goodall's new book, Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink is that rare thing, a good news environmental book. It offers success stories about the often superhuman efforts of conservationists determined to save species from disappearing.

Read this book, and you may find yourself deeply inspired by the fascinating people and projects related by Jane and her co-authors Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson.

Jane's New Book Has Been Released!

Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink

Interweaving her own firsthand experiences with the compelling research of some of the world's premier scientists, Dr. Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the critical need to protect wildlife habitat.

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