Last revised: July 14, 2009
Current Internship Opportunities
Learn about JGI's work in Africa and around the world: chimpanzee behavioral research at Gombe National Park in Tanzania, our Tchimpounga sanctuary for chimp orphans, our work with communities to promote sustainable livelihoods, and our global youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots.
Travel with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and experience the real results of our work and your generosity firsthand. When you travel with JGI, you not only gain a better understanding of the habitats and species we are working tirelessly to protect, you directly support our work as a portion of the cost is a tax-deductible donation. *All travelers must be 18 years old.
June 2, 2009
Contact: Julie Du Brow
LIBRARIES NAMED IN HONOR OF SUPPORTERS THAT INCLUDE QUEEN NOOR AL-HUSSEIN, JANE GOODALL, YO-YO MA, AND NATASHA RICHARDSON
ALUMNI USC CLUB OF INDONESIA RAISES OVER $25,000 FOR ORGANIZATION
Lend Your Voice
Take a stand against the illegal commercial bushmeat trade!
With the increased commercialization of the illegal bushmeat trade across Central and Western Africa, thousands of adult chimpanzees and other endangered animals like elephants and gorillas are killed every year.
The Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) Press Room is a place for journalists and the public to learn more about the history and work of Dr. Jane Goodall and JGI. JGI continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.
Jane Goodall made lots of important scientific studies during more than 35 years at Gombe. The most surprising was this: Chimpanzees make their own tools!
One morning in November 1960, Jane spotted two chimps, David Graybeard and Goliath, squatting on a termite mound. As she watched, David picked up a small twig, stripped off the leaves, and poked this tool into a termite mound to get termites.