Chimpanzees

5 Ways IUCN's New Great Apes Conservation Plan Aligns with JGI's Mission

A glossy white billboard soars above young children’s heads bearing larger-than-life images of a chimpanzee and a gorilla under the declaration Protect the Chimpanzees and Gorillas: The Congo’s Heritage for Future Generations. Connecting the images of the two apes, with their matching brilliant black coats of fur and proud gazes off into the distance, is a small flag of the Republic of Congo.

Recent Science Roundup

After over 50 years of studying wild chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania, as well as 20 years worth of research at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Congo, scientists continue to discover new and exciting facts about our closest living relatives. In this recent science roundup, we share some of the more exciting discoveries from the past few months.

 

 

JGI and Partners Move to the Next Stage to Develop an Unprecedented Chimpanzee Habitat Monitoring System

In 2012, JGI set the ambitious 30-year goal of protecting with partners chimpanzees in countries that currently cover 85 percent of chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa. One of chimpanzees’ greatest threats is the loss of their habitat. As human populations expand, so too do their need for resources, which in turn threatens forests and woodlands where chimpanzees live.

Final Chimpanzee Ruling for Endangered Species Act: Q and A with Jane

An important chimpanzee conservation milestone occurred in 1990 when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared under the Endangered Species Act that wild chimpanzees' status would be classified as "endangered" rather than the previous "threatened." Unfortunately for captive chimpanzees, they remained classified as only threatened. On June 12, 2015, USFWS announced a change in this policy — now all chimpanzees, wild and captive, will be classified as endangered. Dr.

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.

Make a Donation to Help Support Gombe

For Dr. Goodall's 81st Birthday, JGI is Working to Bring Gombe into the 21st Century with New Facilities for Field Research Assistants.

Baraka: A Gombe Field Assistant

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.

 

JGI's Innovations at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress Published Online

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.

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This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.