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Dr. Goodall Meets Queen Elizabeth II

On Monday, March 12, 2012, Dr. Jane Goodall gave a special address during the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey in London. The event honored the annual celebration of the British Commonwealth. This year’s theme was “connecting cultures.”

Group Dynamics at Gombe

Chimpanzees live in a fission-fusion society whereby members of a community can freely join or leave a group at any time. Food normally dictates whether individuals join or avoid a group. When availability of food is low, chimpanzees, especially females with their dependents, tend to avoid groups.

JGI Celebrates 35th Anniversary!

On Saturday, February 25, 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) turned 35!

Romance at Gombe

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, JGI’s Deus Mjungu reports on the Gombe chimpanzees’ latest romantic escapades.

Conservation and Animal Welfare Groups Submit Comments Urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Increase Protections for Chimpanzees

 

Conservation and Animal Welfare Groups Submit Comments Urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Increase Protections for Chimpanzees

More than 50,000 people join numerous experts in voicing support

Staff Spotlight: Debby Cox

 

Gombe's Oldest Chimpanzee

 

60 Minutes to Rebroadcast Jane Goodall Interview Jan. 22

This Sunday’s 60 MINUTES will include the October 2010 interview with Dr.

Dr. Goodall Speaks at Climate Change Conference

On December 7, 2011, Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at a high-level event at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) held in Durban, South Africa.

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Jane: A Snapshot

Watch this new video from National Geographic which highlights Dr. Goodall's life and legacy.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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