Great Apes

Staff Spotlight: Bill Wallauer

Today, Bill is a sought-after speaker for adults and youth. His infectious personality, great stories and chimpanzee multimedia presentation help audiences understand the chimpanzees’ behavior and emotional capacity, and the similarities and differences between humans and chimps. Bill’s passion for the chimps he knows so intimately truly makes him the Jane Goodall Institute’s “Chimp Champion.”

JGI Celebrates World Water Day!

Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources. As such, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is providing local people access to clean water by renovating contaminated water supplies, constructing wells, protecting natural springs, improving sanitation, and preserving valuable forest watersheds.

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

 

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From the Ground to the Cloud: Transforming Chimpanzee Conservation with High-Tech Tools

 

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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