Jane Goodall has taught the world more about chimpanzees than anyone else in the world. Her dream to study our closest relatives began in 1960 in Gombe Park, Tanzania, and she continues her work to save them today. Produced for the 2010 Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards by our Social Responsibility awardee The National Geographic Society .
Dr. Jane Goodall gives a message of peace for the 2010 Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace on September 19, 2010
Today, the 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) convenes in Kyoto, Japan. The Congress features a special symposium honoring long-term studies at Gombe and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research. Titled “Fifty Years of Primate Research at Gombe National Park, Tanzania,” the symposium highlights the wealth of scientific discovery that has emerged from the original research pioneered by Dr. Goodall and from the collection of long-term data on chimpanzees and olive baboons at the park.
An interview with Angelina Jolie upon the release of the new feature-length documentary film "Jane's Journey"
An example of tool use, chimpanzees dip leaves into streams to soak up water to drink.
JGI videographer Bill Wallauer reflects on the first chimpanzee he encountered in Gombe, Prof, the musical chimp of Gombe.
For 15 years, Bill Wallauer scrambled up and down the hills and valleys of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, camera in hand, filming the daily dramas of the world’s most famous chimpanzee society. Chimpanzee births, dominance displays, infanticide attempts, encounters with snakes, the mysterious waterfall and rain “dances” – he has seen all of this and more.
Male chimpanzees use displays of power to establish their position within the community.