In Burraya, a village of 2,500 in Walikale territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), lack of water sanitation costs lives, as it does in many parts of the DRC. Because the only accessible spring near Burraya wasn’t protected from contamination, villagers suffered water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, amoebic dysentery, and cholera. These diseases are especially dangerous in remote areas, where health care is distant and travel difficult.
"Speaking for the Forests" -- Jane Goodall narrates video tour about our climate-change work in Africa and partnership with the Surui tribe in Brazil
An important new project launched by JGI-Tanzania will demonstrate how traditional rural communities can lead -- and benefit from -- forest management initiatives that incorporate tracking of carbon data and the sale of earned carbon credits.
A new, 4-year grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will allow JGI and its partners to expand community-centered conservation programs in western Tanzania, a region rich in biodiversity, including critical populations of chimpanzees. Our partners include the Tanzanian district councils of Kigoma and Mpanda, The Nature Conservancy and the Frankfurt Zoological Society.
Meet Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou, four orphan chimpanzees starting their new lives at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.
By working hard to preserve the forests for the chimpanzees, the Jane Goodall Institute is reducing deforestation and its affects on climate change. A local approach toward fighting a global crisis.
Join us for a live online chat with our own Lisa Pharoah, who is recently back from our Tchimpounga sanctuary in the Republic of Congo. She'll be answering questions about our work in Congo and daily life amid 140 or so orphaned chimps.
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The Jane Goodall Institute uses GIS technology to track deforestation and to work with local communities in land use planning as a means of protecting chimpanzee habitats.
Growing human population has increased deforestation in Africa, which reduces chimpanzee habitat, driving the species toward extinction, and accelerates climate change. The Jane Goodall Institute works with local villagers to teach reforestation and sustainable farming methods to help preserve the rainforests of Africa.