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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has confirmed that an aging colony of former research chimpanzees will not be returned to biomedical research for the time being. The 186 chimpanzees, which have lived free from invasive research for the past ten years while housed at a facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico, were to be moved this year to an active biomedical research laboratory in San Antonio, Texas.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) recently brought together key players to support Tanzania in developing a coordinated system for monitoring the carbon stored in its forests.
In the final days of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Dr. Jane Goodall joined the audience via a video message at an event titled “Advancing REDD+: New Pathways and Partnerships,” hosted by Avoided Deforestation Partners. Dr. Goodall emphasized the importance of tropical forests in slowing climate change and preserving the diversity of species.
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Campaign
On the Edge: Hope for Animals and their World
A recent behavioral study conducted by Duke University at two African great ape sanctuaries, including the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, investigated how chimpanzees and bonobos make decisions when faced with different options. The study’s findings indicate that, similar to humans, the two species are more apt to gamble when they know the odds than when they do not.
On Sunday’s 60 MINUTES, chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall perfectly imitates the chimps she knows so well, who, as the closest animal relative to man, display emotions like fear, laughter and happiness. Watch a clip. Goodall takes Lara Logan back to the forests of Tanzania to reunite with the chimpanzees she lived with for decades, whose numbers are dwindling now due to poaching and habitat loss.
By Dr. Peter Apell, Veterinarian & Programs Manager for the Jane Goodall Institute-Uganda.
JGI’s Dr. Peter Apell
Thanks to a recent donation from Holtkamper, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is now able to care more effectively for injured chimpanzees in Uganda.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) applauds Wednesday’s passage of a bill to help supplement existing endangered species protection funds. The Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010 (H.R. 1454) offers the public a convenient way to support the conservation of great apes, tigers, rhinos, elephants, and marine turtles through the purchase of a special postage stamp. Fifteen cents from the sale of each stamp will be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help support operations of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF).
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that by 2011 it will transfer nearly 200 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico to a San Antonio, Texas, lab for use in invasive research. Many of these chimpanzees are elderly and have already been subjected to years of invasive research. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and actor Gene Hackman, among others, have expressed concern about the transfer. Dr. Goodall also weighed in on the matter in a recent letter to NIH Director Dr.