Africa Programs

USAID grant will expand Tanzania conservation programs

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.

Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou

Meet Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou, four orphan chimpanzees starting their new lives at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.

 

Climate Change and JGI

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 Chat, Tuesday, Nov. 3, Tchimpounga Sanctuary

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.

If you'd like to send your questions to Lisa now, please send them to: webmaster@janegoodall.org.In the subject line of your e-mail, please write "Chat" and also please include your first name and the first letter of your last name in the body of your e-mail.

Putting Science Into Action

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.

Deforestation

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.

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture

As part of our conservation strategy, the Jane Goodall Institute works with local communities to spread knowledge about sustainable farming and forestry practices. Traditional slash-and-burn practices fragment chimpanzee habitat, lead to dangerous soil erosion on hillsides, and force local women to walk longer and longer distances for fuel wood.

 

 

Sowing Seeds of Hope Among Tanzanian Villages

JGI's TACARE program works with villagers to develop sustainable livelihoods and improve health care and education in Kigoma villages. This holistic approach ensures villagers are better-positioned to think about and work towards long-term conservation. One local woman who participated in our family planning programs said: "Thank you for giving me my life."

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