Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s New $6.87M Grant Cycle Lends Strong Support to Scientific Research

 

49 Grants Awarded to Nonprofit Organizations Will Impact More Than 800,000 Individuals

8/5/2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Christina Siderius,  The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, 206-342-2000 or christinas@vulcan.com

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Gift to Support DRC Conservation Action Plan

The Jane Goodall Institute welcomes the recently announced, generous gift from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (http://www.pgafoundations.com/NewsDetail.aspx?id=587). The funds will support the implementation of a multi-partner Conservation Action Plan (CAP) for great apes in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), home to endangered populations of chimpanzees and Grauer's or eastern lowland gorillas.

For Immediate Release: Dr. Jane Goodall Joins Global Conservation and Animal Welfare Groups in Applauding Democratic Republic of Congo’s Pledge to End Export of Primates

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(Washington, D.C.) Dr.

Women's History Month: Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

To kick off the Jane Goodall Institute's Women's History Month series, we begin with a feature on our own Dr. Jane Goodall! 

Women's History Month: JGI Recognizes Amazing Female Scientists

Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in what is today Tanzania’s Gombe National Park more than 50 years ago. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there continues to this day and is the longest-running study of great apes in the wild. Dr. Goodall’s many groundbreaking findings – that chimpanzees make and use tools, have long-lasting family bonds, eat meat, and wage war – redefined the relationship between humans and animals.

The Adventures of Antonio

Antonio is under the watchful eye of Noel, one of Tchimpounga’s dedicated caregivers. Noel and Antonio even sleep together because baby chimpanzees, like human infants, need the warmth and protection of an adult during the night.

D'Joni the Jokester

D’Joni (pronounced “Johnny”) plays all day long with his friends Lemba and Dunez. There is a very close friendship between the three youngsters. When Dunez tries to bully D’Joni, Lemba acts like a protective mother. D’Joni is well aware of this, so he often provokes Dunez with a push and then runs to Lemba for safety.

Releasing the Mandrills

Since the 2008 pilot release of six Tchimpounga mandrills, the JGI team has been working hard to integrate eight more individuals to form another group to release into the wild. Madrills are rare primates found in only four African countries. Reintroducing any wild animal into the forest is a serious undertaking, but the process is somewhat easier with mandrills than with chimpanzees. The current plan is to reintroduce the next mandrill group in September.

JeJe Loves Watermelon

This week, JeJe began wanting to eat solid foods. His stomach is ready for fruits and vegetables, so every day the caregivers at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga sanctuary offer him a broad selection of treats. They give him small bites little by little to see what he likes.

Jeje being fed a piece of watermelon.
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