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Voice Your Opinion on the Future of Captive Chimpanzees in the United States
The United States has long recognized wild chimpanzees as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but has not provided the same level of protection for chimpanzees held captive in this country. Because other U.S.
Baraka has been working at the Gombe Stream Research Center as a Research Assistant for 15 years. On an average day he collects data on chimpanzees in the field, painstakingly recording every action of each chimpanzee he has been tasked with observing. This B-record data may be used in future studies, books, and/or films aimed at teaching us more about chimpanzees and their social structure.
In November 2014, the Jane Goodall Institute participated at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Australia with the support of JGI Global and especially Polly Cevallos a member of JGI's global board. Congress materials have just been made available online and JGI's presentations are outlined below. Described as the "landmark forum on protected areas," experts gathered to share information at the Congress, and work together towards the creation of an agenda for protected areas conservation.
The chimpanzees of Gombe have become the most famous chimpanzees in the world as the focus of Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering behavioral research spanning 55 years. Giving us insight into their world, the chimpanzees of Gombe have demonstrated some of the most amazing behaviors in the animal kingdom, and some say, have even shed light onto human behavior.
Explore Gombe National Park, Tanzania in Street View, forest home of Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research: http://goo.gl/2EnwtQ