Great Apes

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s New $6.87M Grant Cycle Lends Strong Support to Scientific Research

 

49 Grants Awarded to Nonprofit Organizations Will Impact More Than 800,000 Individuals

8/5/2013

 

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CONTACT: 
Christina Siderius,  The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, 206-342-2000 or christinas@vulcan.com

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Gift to Support DRC Conservation Action Plan

The Jane Goodall Institute welcomes the recently announced, generous gift from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (http://www.pgafoundations.com/NewsDetail.aspx?id=587). The funds will support the implementation of a multi-partner Conservation Action Plan (CAP) for great apes in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), home to endangered populations of chimpanzees and Grauer's or eastern lowland gorillas.

For Immediate Release: Dr. Jane Goodall Joins Global Conservation and Animal Welfare Groups in Applauding Democratic Republic of Congo’s Pledge to End Export of Primates

Contacts:   
(Washington, D.C.) Dr.

Getting Ready for Timi's Big Move

Group Three, at the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabiliatation Center in the Republic of Congo where chimpanzee Timi lives, has been very quiet for the past few weeks.  Little does this small community know what awaits them.  At the moment, the JGI-Congo team is working diligently to get Group Three ready for transport to Tchibebe Island, Tchimpounga’s expanded sanctuary site.

Tchimpounga's Newest Mandrills!

The Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo is primarily for chimpanzees. But try telling that to our resident mandrills! In his most recent blog entry, JGI Mandrill Project Supervisor Miles Woodruff reports from Tchimpounga about the sanctuary's newest additions.
 
Great news from Tchimpounga! Three baby mandrills brought to the sanctuary passed their health checks and were moved to the main site!

Lemba

 
In light of Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) staff at this year's convention in Lisbon shared the video story of Lemba.  Lemba, one of the many orphan chimpanzees living at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, lost the use of her legs as a result of polio.  But as you'll see in the video, Lemba didn't let her disability get in her way!

The Jane Goodall Institute Applauds U.S. Fish and Wildlife Proposal

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) applauded today’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announcement that could greatly expand protection of chimpanzees, including the thousands of chimpanzees currently held captive in the United States.
 
The United States has long recognized wild chimpanzees as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but has not provided the same level of protection for chimpanzees held captive in this country.   Because other U.S.

For Immediate Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Protection for All Chimpanzees – Captive and Wild – as Endangered

 
Contact:
Claire Cassel
703-358-2357
claire_cassel@fws.gov

 

Threats to chimpanzees have increased since the 1990 listing of wild populations as endangered 

Following additional legal determinations about the application of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a proposal to classify both wild and captive chimpanzees as endangered.

For Immediate Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Increase Protections for Chimpanzees

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. While wild chimpanzees have long been recognized as endangered, existing regulations deprive captive chimpanzees in the United States of protection under the ESA.
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