Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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A New Arrival at Tchimpounga

At the end of April, Tchimpounga staff members welcomed a new arrival:  a baby girl named Anzac.  She was named Anzac because she came to the sanctuary on ANZAC Day (April 25, 2012)*, and because, like many war veterans, she had lost an arm.

When she arrived, Anzac was so small that the vet team had to weigh her using a food scale.  She weighed a mere 2.7 kilograms, making her one of the smallest chimps to arrive at the sanctuary.

Anzac being weighed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Disneynature and the Jane Goodall Institute Announce Conservation Program Impact

See CHIMPANZEE, Saving Chimpanzees

Program Will Protect 129,236 Acres of Habitat, Educate 60,000 Schoolchildren about Chimpanzee Conservation, and Care for Orphaned Chimpanzees

JGI Celebrates World Health Day!

Today, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations and individuals around the globe in commemorating World Health Day.

JGI is committed to supporting a broad array of measures that ensure the health of local communities in areas where we work to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. By improving the health of these rural populations, we can significantly enhance their quality of life and enable them to become partners in conserving the natural resources upon which they depend.

JGI Celebrates World Water Day!

Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources. As such, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is providing local people access to clean water by renovating contaminated water supplies, constructing wells, protecting natural springs, improving sanitation, and preserving valuable forest watersheds.

Happy Holidays from Tchimpounga

Give the gift that keeps on giving!  You can support the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga with a Chimpanzee Guardianship!

Mambou

Mambou arrived at Tchimpounga emaciated, malnourished and with no strength to move. Thanks to the care of the staff at Tchimpounga, healthy Mambou now plays for hours with his friends.

Staff Spotlight: Dario Merlo, JGI-DRC

Dario Merlo is the project coordinator for the Jane Goodall Institute’s community-centered conservation program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC-CCC). The DRC-CCC program is a holistic approach to conservation. By improving health care, providing reproductive health services, and supporting local people to develop sustainable and more efficient agricultural and livestock practices, the program aims to build communities’ capacity for conservation.

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

As part of the Congo Basin, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) contains the world's second largest rainforest.  There are estimated to be roughly 70,000 to 100,000 chimpanzees in the DRC.  Threats to the great apes in the country include hunting for the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade, mining, deforestation and civil strife.  In response to these threats, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is leading a conservation action plan (CAP) in the eastern DRC.  The CAP will target more than 66 million acres, which contain approximately 15,000 chimpanzees and somewhe

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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