Great Apes

Baraka: A Gombe Field Assistant

Baraka has been working at the Gombe Stream Research Center as a Research Assistant for 15 years. On an average day he collects data on chimpanzees in the field, painstakingly recording every action of each chimpanzee he has been tasked with observing. This B-record data may be used in future studies, books, and/or films aimed at teaching us more about chimpanzees and their social structure.

 

Update: Tchimpounga's Island Expansion

 
The Tchimpounga Island Expansion project encompasses three islands in the Kouilou River: Ngombe, Tchibebe and Tchindzoulou.

How Tchimpounga Is Saving Wild Chimpanzees

                      

From Cages To The Forest: Luc's Story

 
Luc had a tragic beginning to his life. As an infant, he was taken from his mother, who was likely killed by poachers.

JGI's Innovations at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress Published Online

In November 2014, the Jane Goodall Institute participated at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Australia with the support of JGI Global and especially Polly Cevallos a member of JGI's global board. Congress materials have just been made available online and JGI's presentations are outlined below. Described as the "landmark forum on protected areas," experts gathered to share information at the Congress, and work together towards the creation of an agenda for protected areas conservation.

For Immediate Release: Jane Goodall Draws Attention to Importance of Recycling Mobile Phones

International campaign draws connection between 
recycling electronics and protection of fragile wildlife species.
 
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Happy Holidays from the Chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Sanctuary

This video shows the chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, many of whom have been relocated to their new homes on three islands near the main sanctuary site. These islands are now being used as an expansion of the sanctuary to help increase space and forest access for the more than 150 chimpanzees cared for by JGI's team at Tchimpounga.
 
With the help and support of JGI's donors these chimpanzees are now happier in their new pristine forest home.

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Goodall with Google Maps

Explore Gombe National Park, Tanzania in Street View, forest home of Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research: http://goo.gl/2EnwtQ

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

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 ...
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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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