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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.

New Arrival at Tchimpounga - Wonderful Willy

Over the last several months the staff at Tchimpounga have been helping a new arrival, Willy, named after a very dedicated caregiver, get settled after being rescued. Like many of Tchimpounga’s new arrivals, Willy was confiscated from poachers by the Congolese authorities. He was confiscated in the Niari region, which lies north of Tchimpounga. Willy was being kept as a pet in a village called Titi.

How JGI Helps Save Endangered Species

Friday, May 16, 2014, is  Endangered Species Day in the United States. While the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has always been committed to protecting Africa’s endangered wild chimpanzee populations, chimpanzees are not the only endangered species that benefit from JGI’s many projects.

Jane Urges Air France to End their Part in Shipping Live Primates

In a recent letter to the CEO of Air France, Dr. Goodall urges the airline to stop their part in the cruel business of shipping primates for medical research. Other major airlines have already stopped transporting animals for medical research, including Delta, United and American Airlines.  
 
Starting tomorrow, May 14th, Dr.

Highlights from 80 Years of Jane - The Global Celebration for Dr. Goodall's 80th Birthday

Earlier this month, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) celebrated Dr. Goodall’s 80th birthday. For the occasion Dr. Goodall didn’t want gifts or lavish parties.
 
All she wanted was for people around the world to help JGI raise enough funds to finish building out three pristine islands for the chimpanzees of Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, and to do an action in their community dedicated to Dr.

Jane Lauds US Announcement on Ivory Trade

 
     
   
 

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Tchimpounga Receives Support from JGI Offices in Europe

Recently, several European offices of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) including the Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland worked collaboratively to support JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo through each of their Chimpanzee Guardian Programs. After securing three islands in the Kouilou River for the next phase of our sanctuary build out, the staff at Tchimpounga have been working tirelessly to advance expansion efforts while still maintaining day to day operations.
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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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