Republic of Congo

JGI's Mandrill Release Program ... Notes From the Field

By Rori Kameka, University of Maryland student and summer intern at Tchimpounga
 
On three of the seven nights I have camped out with JGI’s Mandrill Release Research Team in Conkouati National Park, I have heard the footsteps of men walking just outside my tent. After hearing these noises for two nights, I was not entirely sure what to make of them. Miles Woodruff, the Mandrill Project Research Manager, had warned me that poachers occasionally pass through camp late at night.

Newest Crowdfunding Campaign: Seven New Episodes of Super Kodo, Popular Children's Video Series

This month, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) launches a third crowd funding campaign for 2014 to raise $64,000 by September 17, 2014 to create seven new episodes of the very popular children's video series Super Kodo. With 13 episodes already created, the series has been incredibly popular across many communities in the Republic of Congo where it was created. Helping young people understand the impact of their everyday behaviors, the video series inspires them to care about the environment we share. 

 

Press Release: JGI Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for New Solar Array at Tchimpounga Sanctuary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FUND INSTALLATION OF 
NEW SOLAR ARRAY AT SANCTUARY IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO
 
Old and Inefficient Array Requires Replacement to Meet the Care Needs for the 
Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Africa
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.

JGI Teams Up With NASA To Monitor Chimpanzee Habitat Health

 
In 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announced a new goal; to protect 85% of chimpanzees and their habitat over the next 30 years. This will be no easy task, as the ever-increasing rate of habitat loss is forcing wild chimpanzee populations closer and closer to extinction.
 
JGI is proud to announce a new project that the Institute is implementing with its partners to help us monitor the health of chimpanzee habitat areas, thus allowing us to plan the most effective conservation strategies possible.

New Arrival at Tchimpounga - Wonderful Willy

Over the last several months the staff at Tchimpounga have been helping a new arrival, Willy, named after a very dedicated caregiver, get settled after being rescued. Like many of Tchimpounga’s new arrivals, Willy was confiscated from poachers by the Congolese authorities. He was confiscated in the Niari region, which lies north of Tchimpounga. Willy was being kept as a pet in a village called Titi.

How JGI Helps Save Endangered Species

Friday, May 16, 2014, is  Endangered Species Day in the United States. While the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has always been committed to protecting Africa’s endangered wild chimpanzee populations, chimpanzees are not the only endangered species that benefit from JGI’s many projects.

Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2014) — Today the World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

Tchimpounga Receives Support from JGI Offices in Europe

Recently, several European offices of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) including the Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland worked collaboratively to support JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo through each of their Chimpanzee Guardian Programs. After securing three islands in the Kouilou River for the next phase of our sanctuary build out, the staff at Tchimpounga have been working tirelessly to advance expansion efforts while still maintaining day to day operations.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2014 from the Jane Goodall Institute

On behalf of the Jane Goodall Institute and everyone at Tchimpounga — from the caregivers,education team, ecoguards and those working on the sanctuary expansion  — we wish you a wonderful holiday and happy new year. www.janegoodall.org

Wounda's Journey

 
This amazing video documents the story of Wounda, one of the more than 160 chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
 
Thanks to the expert care provided at Tchimpounga, Wounda overcame significant adversity and illness and was recently relocated to Tchindzoulou Island, one of three islands that are part of the newly expanded sanctuary. Dr.
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JGI News and Highlights

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Super Kodo Enviro Kid's Videos

Check out this video about JGI's latest crowd funding effort for seven new episodes of its popular environmental education series for kids.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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