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Dr. Goodall Applauds China's Action to End the Domestic Sale of Ivory

In a statement from today, Dr. Jane Goodall congratulates China on their announcement to end the domestic sale of ivory. Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute appluad the government's destruction of 1,500 pounds of their ivory stocks, expressing their commitment to supporting the international action against the poaching of elephants and rhinos.

You can read Dr. Goodall's full statement below and learn more about the current issue by reading these selected news stories.

Dr. Goodall's Open Letter to New York Blood Center Regarding the Care of Chimpanzees at the Vilab II Sanctuary in Liberia

Dr. Jane Goodall writes an open letter to the President and CEO of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) in reference to the 66 chimpanzees at the Vilab II sanctuary in Liberia. 
You can read Dr. Goodall’s full statement to Dr. Christopher D. Hillyer below and how NYBC has ceased their oversight and financial support of their care.

Baraka: A Gombe Field Assistant

Baraka has been working at the Gombe Stream Research Center as a Research Assistant for 15 years. On an average day he collects data on chimpanzees in the field, painstakingly recording every action of each chimpanzee he has been tasked with observing. This B-record data may be used in future studies, books, and/or films aimed at teaching us more about chimpanzees and their social structure.


Update: Tchimpounga's Island Expansion

The Tchimpounga Island Expansion project encompasses three islands in the Kouilou River: Ngombe, Tchibebe and Tchindzoulou.

How Tchimpounga Is Saving Wild Chimpanzees


From Cages To The Forest: Luc's Story

Luc had a tragic beginning to his life. As an infant, he was taken from his mother, who was likely killed by poachers.

JGI's Innovations at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress Published Online

In November 2014, the Jane Goodall Institute participated at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Australia with the support of JGI Global and especially Polly Cevallos, a member of JGI's global board. Congress materials have just been made available online and JGI's presentations are outlined below. Described as the "landmark forum on protected areas," experts gathered to share information at the Congress, and work together towards the creation of an agenda for protected areas conservation.

For Immediate Release: Jane Goodall Draws Attention to Importance of Recycling Mobile Phones

International campaign draws connection between 
recycling electronics and protection of fragile wildlife species.

Happy Holidays from the Chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Sanctuary

This video shows the chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, many of whom have been relocated to their new homes on three islands near the main sanctuary site. These islands are now being used as an expansion of the sanctuary to help increase space and forest access for the more than 150 chimpanzees cared for by JGI's team at Tchimpounga.
With the help and support of JGI's donors these chimpanzees are now happier in their new pristine forest home.

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Goodall with Google Maps

Explore Gombe National Park, Tanzania in Street View, forest home of Jane Goodall’s chimpanzee research:

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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