As part of our conservation strategy, the Jane Goodall Institute works with local communities to spread knowledge about sustainable farming and forestry practices. Traditional slash-and-burn practices fragment chimpanzee habitat, lead to dangerous soil erosion on hillsides, and force local women to walk longer and longer distances for fuel wood.
JGI's TACARE program works with villagers to develop sustainable livelihoods and improve health care and education in Kigoma villages. This holistic approach ensures villagers are better-positioned to think about and work towards long-term conservation. One local woman who participated in our family planning programs said: "Thank you for giving me my life."
Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzania students, Roots & Shoots is a global network of tens of thousands of young people in 110 countries who share a desire to create a better world. Through Roots & Shoots, young people identify problems in their communities and take action by planning and implementing community service projects on behalf of people, animals and the environment. www.rootsandshoots.org
At the heart of the declining chimpanzee population is habitat loss and another, lesser known problem -- the illegal poaching of chimps and other great apes for meat. The Jane Goodall Institute works with governments and local communities to end this devastating practice.
Chimpanzees face a number of serious threats, including habitat destruction and the illegal poaching of animals for bushmeat. Habitat loss results from commercial logging, slash-and-burn agricultural practices and various mining activities. The Jane Goodall Institute works to eliminate these threats in the fight to save this precious species.
Maternal bonds are a critical part of chimpanzee development. This video looks at Fifi, one of Gombe's most successful mothers, and how she cared for and nurtured her offspring.
Gombe's twin females are an adventurous pair with a taste for flying termites.
Jane Goodall's discovery that chimpanzees make and use tools changed the way scientists defined Man. The Gombe chimpanzees fashion several kinds of tools, including probes for "fishing" termites out of mounds.
June 2, 2009
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LIBRARIES NAMED IN HONOR OF SUPPORTERS THAT INCLUDE QUEEN NOOR AL-HUSSEIN, JANE GOODALL, YO-YO MA, AND NATASHA RICHARDSON
ALUMNI USC CLUB OF INDONESIA RAISES OVER $25,000 FOR ORGANIZATION
Jane sent this message of thanks to the 15,000 people who signed her 75th birthday card online and those who made gifts to support JGI's work.