Great Apes

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  The process of moving the chimpanzees has already begun, but an out-of-date provision in the law is threatening to send them back to the labs.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.

Tchimpounga to Tchibebe: More Room to Roam for Sanctuary Chimpanzees

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is working diligently to complete construction on Tchibebe Island, one of the three islands in the Kouilou River that make up part of the expanded Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) in the Republic of Congo.

ANIMAL PLANET’S R.O.A.R. MATCHING CAMPAIGN RETURNS WITH “30 DAYS TO R.O.A.R.”

-- Total R.O.A.R. Donations to Surpass $1 Million During Campaign --
 
(Silver Spring, MD) — Beginning Monday, October 14, Animal Planet’s non-profit initiative (NPO), R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) launches the third annual matching campaign to raise funds for seven participating R.O.A.R. partners. This year’s focus on “30 Days to R.O.A.R.” again provides partners with the opportunity to receive dollar-for-dollar matching contributions on consumer donations up to $100,000.

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

Watch how the Jane Goodall Institute uses mapping technology on mobile devices for forest monitoring and chimpanzee conservation.

Chimpanzee Art Contest Winners Announced

Press Release dated August 29, 2013 from Humane Society of the United States.

Nominees Announced for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize

Press Release distributed on August 28, 2013 by the Indianapolis Prize.

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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.