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Top Five Views from New Gombe Street View with Google Maps

For the last five decades Dr. Jane Goodall, JGI's researchers and staff have been bringing us into the world of the chimpanzees of Gombe through their scientific exploration, ongoing behavioral research and perhaps most importantly, through the individual life stories of the chimpanzees that live there. These stories from Gombe have been a part of our lives for so long that this magical place has almost become mythical ...

JGI's Mandrill Release Program ... Notes From the Field

By Rori Kameka, University of Maryland student and summer intern at Tchimpounga
 
On three of the seven nights I have camped out with JGI’s Mandrill Release Research Team in Conkouati National Park, I have heard the footsteps of men walking just outside my tent. After hearing these noises for two nights, I was not entirely sure what to make of them. Miles Woodruff, the Mandrill Project Research Manager, had warned me that poachers occasionally pass through camp late at night.

Newest Crowdfunding Campaign: Seven New Episodes of Super Kodo, Popular Children's Video Series

This month, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) launches a third crowd funding campaign for 2014 to raise $64,000 by September 17, 2014 to create seven new episodes of the very popular children's video series Super Kodo. With 13 episodes already created, the series has been incredibly popular across many communities in the Republic of Congo where it was created. Helping young people understand the impact of their everyday behaviors, the video series inspires them to care about the environment we share. 

 

Jane Provides Foreword in Former Student’s New Book

Many people know Dr. Jane Goodall as the “chimpanzee lady” who stole our hearts in the early 1960’s as National Geographic’s star of the forest.

Press Release: JGI Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for New Solar Array at Tchimpounga Sanctuary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FUND INSTALLATION OF 
NEW SOLAR ARRAY AT SANCTUARY IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO
 
Old and Inefficient Array Requires Replacement to Meet the Care Needs for the 
Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Africa
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Recent Research Conducted at Gombe Sheds Light on Chimpanzee Psychology

The innovative research carried out at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanzania is famous for enlightening humans about the behaviour of chimpanzees.
 
However, this research is often useful in providing researchers insight to the psychology behind many human behaviors as well.

JGI Teams Up With NASA To Monitor Chimpanzee Habitat Health

 
In 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announced a new goal; to protect 85% of chimpanzees and their habitat over the next 30 years. This will be no easy task, as the ever-increasing rate of habitat loss is forcing wild chimpanzee populations closer and closer to extinction.
 
JGI is proud to announce a new project that the Institute is implementing with its partners to help us monitor the health of chimpanzee habitat areas, thus allowing us to plan the most effective conservation strategies possible.

Jane's Statement on PETA's 98% Human Video

After seeing this animated video by PETA, Dr. Goodall lends her voice on why using chimpanzees in entertainment or keeping them as pets is damaging to their personalities and overall well-being.

Jane: A Snapshot

This video highlights Dr. Goodall's life and impact for people, animals and the environment. From her ground-breaking research with the chimpanzees of Gombe, to her world wide efforts to promote conservation this video highlights the power of how every individual can make a difference.

 

To learn more about Jane's birthday and read about highlights from the celebration, click here.

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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.