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Dr. Goodall Speaks at Climate Change Conference

On December 7, 2011, Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at a high-level event at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) held in Durban, South Africa.

JGI Hails Paradigm Shift in Chimpanzee Research―Calls for Transparency

After reviewing a report released last week by a committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which had been tasked by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to analyze the necessity of using chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) welcomed the committee’s conclusions and recommendations, noting that they represent a paradigm shift in how the United States approaches the use of one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom in invasive medical research.

 

Here's Your Chance to See Jane's Journey!

In the documentary film Jane's Journey, you'll get an inside view into Dr. Goodall’s life as she travels the globe more than 300 days a year spreading her message of hope for people, animals, and the environment we all share.

 

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Bring Jane Home for the Holidays!

The  children's book Me...Jane tells the delightful story of a young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee, Jubilee.  A young Jane observes the natural world around her and dreams of life among the animals until one day her dream is realized.

 

Youth Leader Spotlight: Adrienne Bermingham

Adrienne Bermingham was selected by the Jane Goodall Institute to serve as the 2011-2012 Youth Leadership Fellow and to support the Institute’s environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Adrienne travels around the United States and abroad helping spread Dr. Goodall’s hopeful message that young people, when given the tools and motivation, can indeed change theworld. Through presentations, workshops and trainings, Adrienne is helping the Jane Goodall Institute inspire and engage the next generation of leaders today.

Give to JGI from your IRA before Dec. 31 and Avoid Income Tax on the Distribution

The provision in the tax law that allows taxpayers aged 70 1/2 and older to make distributions directly to a charity of up to $100,000 from their traditional and Roth IRAs and avoid income tax on the distribution is scheduled to expire on December 31 this year.  This may be the last year to make these gifts without incurring income tax on the withdrawal.  (The gift avoids federal income tax but state income tax may still apply.)

 

SEE CHIMPANZEE, SAVE CHIMPANZEES

 

Thanksgiving Message from Jane and Free E-Cards

At the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), we have so much to be thankful for ths year -- most of all, our loyal members.  The support of our members in 2011 has enabled us to continue our efforts to save endangered chimpanzees, help the communities that live alongside chimpanzee habitat and, empower young people to make the world a better place for all living things.

 

This Thanksgiving, we wanted to do something special for our members so we put together these free Thanksgiving JGI e-cards We hope you enjoy them!

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Super Kodo Enviro Kid's Videos

Check out this video about JGI's latest crowd funding effort for seven new episodes of its popular environmental education series for kids.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.