Africa Programs

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."

Illegal Commercial Bushmeat Trade

At the heart of the declining chimpanzee population is habitat loss and another, lesser known problem -- the illegal poaching of chimps and other great apes for meat. The Jane Goodall Institute works with governments and local communities to end this devastating practice.

Threats to Chimps

Chimpanzees face a number of serious threats, including habitat destruction and the illegal poaching of animals for bushmeat. Habitat loss results from commercial logging, slash-and-burn agricultural practices and various mining activities. The Jane Goodall Institute works to eliminate these threats in the fight to save this precious species.

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