Republic of Congo

Update: Tchimpounga's Island Expansion

 
The Tchimpounga Island Expansion project encompasses three islands in the Kouilou River: Ngombe, Tchibebe and Tchindzoulou.

How Tchimpounga Is Saving Wild Chimpanzees

                      

From Cages To The Forest: Luc's Story

 
Luc had a tragic beginning to his life. As an infant, he was taken from his mother, who was likely killed by poachers.

JGI's Innovations at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress Published Online

In November 2014, the Jane Goodall Institute participated at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Australia with the support of JGI Global and especially Polly Cevallos a member of JGI's global board. Congress materials have just been made available online and JGI's presentations are outlined below. Described as the "landmark forum on protected areas," experts gathered to share information at the Congress, and work together towards the creation of an agenda for protected areas conservation.

Happy Holidays from the Chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Sanctuary

This video shows the chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, many of whom have been relocated to their new homes on three islands near the main sanctuary site. These islands are now being used as an expansion of the sanctuary to help increase space and forest access for the more than 150 chimpanzees cared for by JGI's team at Tchimpounga.
 
With the help and support of JGI's donors these chimpanzees are now happier in their new pristine forest home.

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.

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