Africa Programs

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.