Africa loses more than 10 million acres of forest every year. This intense rate of deforestation is devastating Africa’s flora and fauna, and is perhaps the most serious threat to the survival of chimpanzees and other great apes. The disappearance of forested habitats makes it near impossible for endangered chimpanzee populations to access the resources they desperately need to survive.
- New project of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots supports student efforts in western Tanzania to protect forest.
- Through sharing information about herbal and traditional medicine the students hope to increase motivation to protect the local forest preserve.
- Anyone, anywhere can support their effor through a special crowd funding campaign.
More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system
Kanyovu Coffee Cooperative, the group of coffee farmers with whom the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) works, was awarded first place in the 2013 Tanzania Taste of the Harvest Competition. The cooperative competed with its Arabica coffee.
Join the Jane Goodall Institute on a geographic journey to Gombe National Park where you will learn all about the G Family of chimpanzees, as well how the Institute is using research data from Gombe and the latest high-tech tools to protect chimpanzees across Africa.
Watch how the Jane Goodall Institute uses mapping technology on mobile devices for forest monitoring and chimpanzee conservation.
During her summer tour of Africa, Jane spent time at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) in the Republic of Congo. For more than 20 years, the Institute has worked to ensure the well-being of orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees confiscated by Congolese authorities as part of their efforts to combat the illegal commercial bushmeat and pet trades. JGI cares for these confiscated chimpanzees at TCRC, the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in Africa.
To kick off the Jane Goodall Institute's Women's History Month series, we begin with a feature on our own Dr. Jane Goodall!
Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in what is today Tanzania’s Gombe National Park more than 50 years ago. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there continues to this day and is the longest-running study of great apes in the wild. Dr. Goodall’s many groundbreaking findings – that chimpanzees make and use tools, have long-lasting family bonds, eat meat, and wage war – redefined the relationship between humans and animals.