Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at London's Westminster Abbey to Commemorate Commonwealth Day.
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Young chimps learn how to use tools from watching and imitating others.
Want to know what it's like on tour with Dr. Goodall? Join John Trybus, JGI manager of tour outreach and public relations, for a live chat, Thursday, September 8 at 3 p.m. EDT.
Since the early 1990s, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has recognized that protecting the environment and species can no longer remain separate from the task of improving the human condition. Rapidly increasing destruction of forests and the pressures of growing populations mean that reaching individual farmers and villagers is key to conservation success. That’s why, in African chimpanzee range countries, JGI works to build the capacity of rural communities to be self-sustaining in ways that enable them to prosper economically and
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Jane has had many things named in her honor—from horses to buildings—and now a rose! The French Climbing Generosa, as it is called, will soon be planted in Marie Antoinette's garden at Versailles.
Jane viewed the rose during a trip to France on May 12.
Chimpanzees also need beds to sleep in. Every evening chimps will build a new tree nest to settle in for the night.
When baby chimps are born, older siblings often have a hard time losing their mother's attention.
Male chimpanzees silently work together to patrol and protect their territory.