Africa Programs

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.

Forest Conservation and Youth: Sharing Traditional Wisdom About Herbal Medicine Between Generations

  • New project of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots supports student efforts in western Tanzania to protect forest.
  • Through sharing information about herbal and traditional medicine the students hope to increase motivation to protect the local forest preserve.
  • Anyone, anywhere can support their effor through a special crowd funding campaign

 

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.

Wounda's Journey

JGI's Coffee Partner Awarded First Place Prize at Tanzanian Competition

Kanyovu Coffee Cooperative, the group of coffee farmers with whom the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) works, was awarded first place in the 2013 Tanzania Taste of the Harvest Competition.  The cooperative competed with its Arabica coffee. 

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.

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From the Ground to the Cloud: Transforming Chimpanzee Conservation with High-Tech Tools

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.