Mambou is growing quickly. Nothing remains of the tiny, exhausted, disoriented baby chimpanzee who arrived at Tchimpounga some time ago. Thanks to the Jane Goodall Institute, particularly Tchimpounga’s caregivers, Mambou is now a strong and energetic chimpanzee. He plays and laughs with his friends all day long. No one can beat Mambou in his games. Even Makasi, the chimp group leader, is exhausted after playing with Mambou.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2012, Dr. Jane Goodall submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. The subcommittee held a hearing on several bills, including S.810, the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 which calls for ending invasive medical testing on all captive chimpanzees in the U.S.
In her testimony, Dr. Goodall urged support for ending invasive medical research on chimpanzees, as called for in the bill.
The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada will hold its 12th annual Roots & Shoots conference on March 26, 2012 at Science North in Sudbury. The conference is open only to teachers and students, and will feature a special appearance by Dr. Goodall.
March 12, 2012: London, UK: Dr. Goodall to Speak at the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey
On Monday, March 12, 2012, Dr. Goodall will give a special address during the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey in London. The event honors the annual celebration of the British Commonwealth. This year’s theme is “connecting cultures.”
Here we are at the beginning of 2012 about to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Over the last two decades, Roots & Shoots has grown from just 12 high school students from nine different schools in Tanzania to a worldwide movement of young people who are dedicated to realizing a vision for a better world. I couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished.