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Global Forest Watch: New Eyes on Chimpanzee Habitats in Africa

Chimpanzees, our closet living relatives, depend on forests. The greatest concentrations of chimpanzees are in rainforests across the equatorial forest belt in Africa — habitat that is rapidly diminishing as forests are cleared for agriculture and infrastructure. This is a story about how technology and a new partnership are working to understand threats to forests so we can better protect chimpanzees. 
 
The Jane Goodall Institute, in 2012, set an ambitious 30-year goal to protect 85 percent of chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa.

Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2014) — Today the World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

FAQs with Jane: What can I do if I want to work with animals?

Dr. Jane talks about the best ways you can follow your dreams to work in whatever field you want. The most important thing she says is to pursue higher education, and to speak with people in the field and ask them to tell their story of how they pursued their own career. If you want to work with animals contact people in your community who work with animals such as veterinarians, staff at local animal shelters or zoos and ask them to tell you their story.

FAQs with Jane: What is the most interesting thing you learned about chimpanzees and from them?

The most interesting thing Dr. Jane learned about the chimpanzees is just how similar they are to humans biologically and behaviorally. In this video, Dr. Jane tells us how we are different from them.
 
Visit our chimpanzee page to learn more janegoodall.org/chimpanzees.

FAQs with Jane: Are you a vegetarian?

Dr. Jane is indeed a vegetarian. She became a vegetarian after reading about intensive farming, not knowing about what the animals actually went through. The next time she looked at a piece of meat, Dr. Jane thought, this symbolizes fear, pain and death.

Jane Lauds US Announcement on Ivory Trade

 
     
   
 

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Dr. Jane Goodall in Panama Part 4

On November 15th, during the Spotlight for Biocultural Leadership week with Dr. Jane Goodall, the 38 contest winners, their guiding teachers, and judges enjoyed an afternoon with Dr. Jane Goodall.
 
The afternoon began with project setup, followed by a conversation between Dr. Jane Goodall and the 38 kids, viewing of the projects, a talk by Dr. Jane Goodall, the certificate ceremony, and finalized with a private talk between Dr. Jane Goodall, the teachers, coordinators, and judges.

Dr. Jane Goodall in Panama Part 3

On November 15th, during the Spotlight for Biocultural Leadership week with Dr. Jane Goodall, the 38 contest winners, their guiding teachers, and judges enjoyed an afternoon with Dr. Jane Goodall.
 
The afternoon began with project setup, followed by a conversation between Dr. Jane Goodall and the 38 kids, viewing of the projects, a talk by Dr. Jane Goodall, the certificate ceremony, and finalized with a private talk between Dr. Jane Goodall, the teachers, coordinators, and judges.

Dr. Jane Goodall in Panama Part 2

On November 15th, during the Spotlight for Biocultural Leadership week with Dr. Jane Goodall, the 38 contest winners, their guiding teachers, and judges enjoyed an afternoon with Dr. Jane Goodall.
 
The afternoon began with project setup, followed by a conversation between Dr. Jane Goodall and the 38 kids, viewing of the projects, a talk by Dr. Jane Goodall, the certificate ceremony, and finalized with a private talk between Dr. Jane Goodall, the teachers, coordinators, and judges.
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This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.