Dr. Brian Hare, an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience there, is a longtime friend of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Most recently, Dr. Hare conducted chimpanzee behavioral research at JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
Thank you for taking action and for voicing your opinion on captive chimpanzees.
The Jane Goodall Institute will submit this letter with a full list of all responders.
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.
Challenge: Accepted and Completed!
Members of the JGI community came together in response to a challenge from Barbara Calvo, a member of Jane’s Peak Society. We needed to raise $35,000 to support construction on Tchibebe Island. Barbara committed to matching whatever we raised dollar for dollar up to $35,000. Barbara’s challenge lasted through the month of June and was a huge success. In just four weeks, JGI raised $45,000 to support development of the Tchibebe Island site.