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Final Chimpanzee Ruling for Endangered Species Act: Q and A with Jane

An important chimpanzee conservation milestone occurred in 1990 when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared under the Endangered Species Act that wild chimpanzees' status would be classified as "endangered" rather than the previous "threatened." Unfortunately for captive chimpanzees, they remained classified as only threatened. On June 12, 2015, USFWS announced a change in this policy — now all chimpanzees, wild and captive, will be classified as endangered. Dr.

Dr. Goodall Applauds China's Action to End the Domestic Sale of Ivory

In a statement from today, Dr. Jane Goodall congratulates China on their announcement to end the domestic sale of ivory. Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute appluad the government's destruction of 1,500 pounds of their ivory stocks, expressing their commitment to supporting the international action against the poaching of elephants and rhinos.

You can read Dr. Goodall's full statement below and learn more about the current issue by reading these selected news stories.

Dr. Goodall's Open Letter to New York Blood Center Regarding the Care of Chimpanzees at the Vilab II Sanctuary in Liberia

Dr. Jane Goodall writes an open letter to the President and CEO of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) in reference to the 66 chimpanzees at the Vilab II sanctuary in Liberia. 
You can read Dr. Goodall’s full statement to Dr. Christopher D. Hillyer below and how NYBC has ceased their oversight and financial support of their care.

Jane Goodall's 2015 Earth Day Message

Starting today, in honor of Earth Day, Google.org is matching all donations through April 30, up to $20,000. Dr. Jane took the Google Doodle Earth Day quiz and found out that her animal is the Whooping Crane! Like the Whooping Crane, chimpanzees, the species Dr. Goodall has studied for more than five decades, are also endangered.

Jane Goodall's New Year's Message

Happy New Year to all my friends and supporters – JGI and Roots & Shoots family around the world.

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives the 2014 Exemplar Award

At a private dinner in Atlanta on Friday night, Dr. Goodall was honored with the 2014 Exemplar Award from the Captain Planet Foundation, finishing out her nearly 12 month lecture tour around the globe. The award recognizes a real life environmental superhero, an individual who demonstrates extraordinary environmental stewardship, helping to protect and preserve the natural world and to make this place we call home a better place for everyone and everything.

Supporting JGI During the Season of Giving

After braving the crowds on Black Friday and surfing the web for deals on Cyber Monday, today is the day to turn your focus toward giving back on #GivingTuesday! 
Falling in the midst of the holiday season and the consumerism that accompanies it, #GivingTuesday was created to be a day on which people are inspired to make charitable contributions that will help others.
There are many ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday, especially

2014 International Day of Peace

Each year Dr. Jane Goodall celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. And each year hundreds of thousands of youth involved in the Jane Goodall Institute's global youth program, Roots & Shoots, join in the celebration, taking their message of peace and hope into their local communities. This video is a compliation of peace day celebrations from around the world and how each Jane Goodall Institute office celebrated this special day in their own country.

Go Green For Rangers

This month, from November 17-23, The Thin Green Line Foundation has launched a brand new awareness campaign to Go Green for Rangers. In the video message below, Dr. Jane Goodall supports Sean Willmore and the Thin Green Line Foundation in their efforts to protect and support our world's rangers.

From the Road: An Update From Dr. Jane Goodall

Three hundred days a year is a lot of time to be on the road and since 1986, that is exactly how Dr. Jane Goodall spends her time. Dr. Goodall’s days are filled with giving lectures, meeting with public officials, spending time with young people involved in Roots & Shoots and encouraging each one of us to make a difference to better our world for people, animals and the environment we all share. Dr. Goodall inspires by doing, by taking action — instead of just talking about what can be done.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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