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2011 Excellence in Public Policy Award - Rep. George Miller

The 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards were presented on September 24, 2011. This year's winner for Excellence in Public Policy was The Honorable George Miller, U.S. Representative, California, 7th District. This award honors an individual who uses his or her position as an elected official or public servant to support policies that ensure a better future for our natural world.

Tchimpounga's Latest Arrival

JGI Rescues Alex, A Young Orphaned Chimpanzee

On July 28, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Debby Cox was shopping in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, when she received a call about a baby chimpanzee who had been confiscated by authorities and brought to the local Ministry of Water and Forest.  Debby picked up the chimpanzee and brought him immediately to JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

JGI Announces Benefit Auction on Charitybuzz

Auction Lots Include Items from Dr. Jane Goodall, Modern Family, Saturday Night Live and  Grammy®-Winning Artist Ben Harper

Visit the auction!

October 19-November 9, 2011

 

The Jane Goodall Institute Announces Second Annual Benefit Auction on Charitybuzz

Auction Lots Include Items from Dr. Jane Goodall, Modern Family,
Saturday Night Live and Grammy®-Winning Artist Ben Harper

 

Visit www.charitybuzz.com/JaneGoodall2011

October 19-November 9, 2011

 

Tension at Gombe

In his latest blog entry, Dr. Deus Mjungu, Gombe Stream Research Center’s director of chimpanzee research, writes of tracking two chimpanzees at Gombe National Park.

Learning

Young chimps learn how to use tools from watching and imitating others.

Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a juvenile chimpanzee who is getting a fresh start in Uganda’s forest after JGI rescued her from a steel jaw trap. Over the past five years, JGI-Uganda has successfully freed and provided medical attention to 18 chimpanzees injured by steel jaw traps and snares—a 100 percent success rate for each chimpanzee intervention conducted since 2007!

Help Us Save Chimps From These Traps - www.janegoodall.org/​snare

Gombe Stream Research Center

Advancing science, including Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary findings about chimpanzee behavior
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The Gombe Stream Research Center was founded in 1965 to advance Jane Goodall’s revolutionary findings about chimpanzee tool-making and other behaviors.

Tanzania Conservation Action Plan

Developing a comprehensive action plan focused on guaranteeing the long-term survival of chimpanzees in Tanzania.
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Threats to chimpanzees in Tanzania include unsustainable agriculture, fuel wood extraction, logging, expansion of human settlements, disease and a growing problem of hunting for bushmeat and witchcraft.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Great Ape Conservation Fund will help JGI and partners develop strategies designed to abate the most critical threats to chimpanzees and their habitats. These will include strategies to:

Fansi Anaumwa! (Fansi is Sick!)

In his latest blog entry, Dr. Deus Mjungu, Gombe Stream Research Center’s director of chimpanzee research, discusses a recent illness at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

Fansi Anaumwa! (Fansi is Sick!)

For an animal, getting sick is a simple fact of life. Despite this, it’s particularly concerning when a chimpanzee falls ill. At Gombe, disease is one of the main causes of death for chimpanzees. Therefore, we keep a particularly vigilant eye on the chimps in the park.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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