Africa Programs

Tragedy at Tchimpounga Sanctuary

A grass fire two kilometers away spread out of control and swept across the savannah to the sanctuary, which is home to more than 150 rescued chimpanzees.

Happy Holidays from Tchimpounga

Give the gift that keeps on giving!  You can support the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga with a Chimpanzee Guardianship!

Termite Fishing at Gombe

JGI's Deus Mjungu, Ph.D., blogs about how chimpanzees at Gombe National Park in Tanzania fish for termites!

Termite Fishing at Gombe

It is the beginning of the termite fishing season at Gombe National Park.  During this season, chimpanzees spend a considerable amount of time searching and extracting termites from mounds.  Termites are small, nutritious insects.  However, due to the insect’s small size, termite fishing requires patience and hard work.

 

Mambou

Mambou arrived at Tchimpounga emaciated, malnourished and with no strength to move. Thanks to the care of the staff at Tchimpounga, healthy Mambou now plays for hours with his friends.

Learn about JGI-DRC's Dario Merlo!

Dario Merlo oversees JGI's community-centered conservation work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  JGI-DRC improves health, supports reproductive health services, and improves livelihoods in order to build local communities' capacity for conservation.

Staff Spotlight: Dario Merlo, JGI-DRC

Dario Merlo is the project coordinator for the Jane Goodall Institute’s community-centered conservation program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC-CCC). The DRC-CCC program is a holistic approach to conservation. By improving health care, providing reproductive health services, and supporting local people to develop sustainable and more efficient agricultural and livestock practices, the program aims to build communities’ capacity for conservation.

 

Roots & Shoots Gives Back!

In the last 18 months, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots youth have reported more than 800,000 community service hours.

JGI's Mary Mavanza on Voice of America's "In Focus"

JGI's Mary Mavanza recently appeared on Voice of America's "In Focus" to discuss the Institute's work with women and communities in Africa.

Footage coutesy of Voice of America.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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