Chimpanzees

The Jane Goodall Institute Applauds U.S. Fish and Wildlife Proposal

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) applauded today’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announcement that could greatly expand protection of chimpanzees, including the thousands of chimpanzees currently held captive 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.

For Immediate Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Protection for All Chimpanzees – Captive and Wild – as Endangered

 
Contact:
Claire Cassel
703-358-2357
claire_cassel@fws.gov

 

Threats to chimpanzees have increased since the 1990 listing of wild populations as endangered 

Following additional legal determinations about the application of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a proposal to classify both wild and captive chimpanzees as endangered.

For Immediate Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Increase Protections for Chimpanzees

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. While wild chimpanzees have long been recognized as endangered, existing regulations deprive captive chimpanzees in the United States of protection under the ESA.

Update on Sanctuary's Islands

Updates from the Islands

Tchindzoulou

The dense forest of Tchindzoulou Island is now home to 14 chimpanzees transferred from the original Tchimpounga sanctuary site over the last six months.  Life has changed dramatically for these chimps.  Today, they can roam freely, feeling the wet earth under their feet, smelling the scents from the lush vegetation, and listening to the island’s mysterious sounds while they explore their new surroundings.

Special Mother's Day Video Update!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! With this in mind, JGI would like to share a special Mother’s Day video with you featuring La Vieille, an extraordinary chimpanzee living at JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

 

Meet Jack and DouDou, Tchimpounga's Newest Arrivals!

Young Jack and DouDou arrived at the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga sanctuary after being rescued from the illegal pet trade.

 

Voice Your Opinion on the Future of Chimpanzees in Research

NIH has asked the public to weigh in during a public comment period. You have an opportunity to share your thoughts on the future of chimpanzees in research. 

 

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Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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