Great Apes

Jane Calls for a Ban on Shipments of Animal Trophies

As we continue to mourn the loss of Cecil, the lion who was killed in Zimbabwe as a result of trophy hunting and has become a poster child for campaigns on cruel treatment of wildlife, Dr. Goodall continues to draw attention to the whole issue of trophy hunting and wildlife trafficking by influencing people and companies who can do their part in ending this cruel sport and trade. In the letter below, Dr.

Disneynature Exhibit at D23 EXPO 2015 Highlights Work at Tchimpounga Sanctuary

Each year since 2009, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has gathered Disney enthusiasts to experience, "all the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment at the Anaheim Convention Center.  This year at D23, a Disneynature exhibit highlights the impacts of their support to wildlife conservation around the globe and their efforts to draw the attention of families everywhere to the wonders of nature and the importance of protecting it. 

 

JGI's Peter Apell honored with GRASP-Ian Redmond Award

The Jane Goodall Institute's stellar wildlife veterinarian and Uganda Field Programs Manager, Dr. Peter Apell, has received the GRASP-Ian Redmond Award for his 15 years working on the frontline of great ape conservation. Apell uses his expertise to train other veterinarians on caring for both wild chimpanzees and those captive at sanctuaries.

Brothers & Sisters: Gombe's Siblings

                     
 
Just like human children, chimpanzee siblings will play, squabble and compete for the attention of their mother. Often, the bond between siblings will last for years.

Dr. Jane Goodall Awarded Prestigious Premi International Catalonia Award

Jane Goodall receives 27th Catalunya International Award for her contribution to humankind

For Immediate Release: BRINGCOM PARTNERS WITH THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY FOR FLAGSHIP SITES

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2015) – Fifty-five years ago, when Jane Goodall arrived on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, her communications technology was limited to some notebooks and a supply of pens and pencils.  Today, the work Dr. Goodall started continues at Gombe Stream Research Center, providing data for countless studies and as well as critical information about habitat health and land use.

From "Pet" to Protected: Chembo's Story

Chembo knows what it is to feel trapped. The chimpanzee lived alone for six years in a cramped cage as a “pet” in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Unable to climb or walk, incapable of socializing or playing, Chembo’s legs atrophied over the years, wasting away her natural strength.

Dr. Goodall's Statement on Abandoned New York Blood Center Chimps

On Tuesday, July 21, hominoid specialist and Change.org petition starter, Dr. Brian Hare will deliver 185,000 petition signatures to the New York Blood Center (NYBC) headquarters in New York City. Dr. Hare, along with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Humane Society of the United States and nearly 30 other partners are urging the Center to reinstate funding for the lifetime care of 66 chimpanzees in Liberia previously used for medical research, abandoned by the NYBC in March.

55 Years at Gombe: Q and A With Jane on Growth of Life's Work

In 1960, anthropologist Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall, a 26 year old native of England with no college degree or scientific experience, to Africa with a mission: learn everything she could about wild chimpanzees. Leakey hoped that information on chimpanzees would shed light on human’s evolutionary past. But for Goodall, studying the chimpanzees just to learn more about them was reward enough.

55 Years at Gombe: Q and A With Jane on Origins of Life Work

In 1960, anthropologist Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall, a 26 year old native of England with no college degree or scientific experience, to Africa with a mission: learn everything she could about wild chimpanzees. Leakey hoped that information on chimpanzees would shed light on human’s evolutionary past. But for Goodall, studying the chimpanzees just to learn more about them was reward enough.
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This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.