Great Apes

France24's Down to Earth Discusses Chimpanzee Snare Removal Program in Uganda

The trailer below is a preview of a longer segment that France 24 recently aired covering efforts to remove wildlife snares that often catch chimpanzees.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2014 from the Jane Goodall Institute

On behalf of the Jane Goodall Institute and everyone at Tchimpounga — from the caregivers,education team, ecoguards and those working on the sanctuary expansion  — we wish you a wonderful holiday and happy new year. www.janegoodall.org

A Big ROAR of Thanks

Everyone at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) would like to say a big ‘thank you!’ to all those who donated to the Jane Goodall Institute during Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. Campaign! 
 
Thanks to your help, the campaign was a tremendous success.  In only four weeks, we were able to raise over $62,000 through our Tchimpounga Expansion Project on GlobalGiving.org.

Wounda's Journey

 
This amazing video documents the story of Wounda, one of the more than 160 chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
 
Thanks to the expert care provided at Tchimpounga, Wounda overcame significant adversity and illness and was recently relocated to Tchindzoulou Island, one of three islands that are part of the newly expanded sanctuary. Dr.

Take an Interactive Tour of Gombe and Beyond with the Jane Goodall Institute

Join the Jane Goodall Institute on a geographic journey to Gombe National Park where you will learn all about the G Family of chimpanzees, as well how the Institute is using research data from Gombe and the latest high-tech tools to protect chimpanzees across Africa. 

Live stream Event: Dr. Jane Goodall & Dr. Roger Payne in Patagonia, Argentina

Broadcasted live from the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires, watch the first time Dr. Jane Goodall meets Dr. Roger Payne, a man who changed our understanding of whales and how they communicate with each other. Goodall and Payne have a lot in common: Both are responsible for more than 50 years of animal behavior research, have appeared in National Geographic, founded a non-profit organization to support their passion, have led global conservation efforts and have achieved high recognition in their field of study.

Mandrills: Releasing Some of Tchimpounga's Resident's Back in the Wild

Over the last several years, the team at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) has taken great care to systematically search the wilds of the Republic of Congo (Congo) to locate the ideal habitat to safely release select TCRC primates. 
 
After conducting and assessing surveys in several locations in western Congo, the JGI team decided to do a more focused survey in the northern portion of Conkouati- Douli National Park.

Live Stream Archive: Dr. Jane Goodall & Dr. Richard Wrangham - Great Apes Summit

Watch a livestream conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall and Professor Richard Wrangham -- and the world premiere of the Jane Goodall Institute's film with Google Earth Outreach: "From the Ground to the Cloud: Transforming Chimpanzee Conservation With High-Tech Tools." 2013 Great Apes Conservation Summit at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. For more information about Google Earth Outreach visit google.com/earth/outreach.

Special Matching Campaign Helps Tchimpounga's 'Geniuses'

It’s common knowledge that chimpanzees are incredibly intelligent beings. But did you know that just like humans, some chimpanzees are especially smart, outshining their group-mates with their exceptionally high levels of intelligence?
 
Unfortunately, some of the uncommonly bright chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga sanctuary in the Republic of Congo often have less freedom than the other chimpanzees.

Jane Asks Congressional Leadership to Fix CHIMP Act

In June 2013, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its intention to retire all but 50 of the hundreds of research chimpanzees in its care.  The process of moving the chimpanzees has already begun, but an out-of-date provision in the law is threatening to send them back to the labs.  Yesterday, Dr. Goodall wrote to the leadership of the U.S.
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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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