Community Centered Conservation

JGI's Mary Mavanza on Voice of America's "In Focus"

JGI's Mary Mavanza recently appeared on Voice of America's "In Focus" to discuss the Institute's work with women and communities in Africa.

Footage coutesy of Voice of America.

A Conversation with Jane Goodall on Stage and in Person Featuring Presentation of the 2011 Jane Goodall Leadership Awards

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September 27, 2011

Contact: Claire Gwatkin Jones
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A CONVERSATION WITH JANE GOODALL

ON STAGE AND IN PERSON

FEATURING

PRESENTATION OF THE 2011 JANE GOODALL GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS

 

2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards Recap

Renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, brought her message of hope to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2011, for A Conversation with Jane Goodall. This unique event included a short solo performance by Grammy®-winning artist Dave Matthews.

Tanzania REDD program

Demonstrating how traditional rural communities can lead -- and benefit from -- forest management initiatives that incorporate tracking of carbon data and the sale of earned carbon credits
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The project, which involves a variety of leading public and private partners, received a three-year, $2.7 million (USD) grant from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania.
 

Wild West Wildlife, Landscapes and Development for Conservation

Raising awareness about great apes in Uganda
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The Wild West Project is a collaboration between the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to support biodiversity conservation and improve natural resource management in northern and western Uganda.

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Girls Peer-to-Peer Education

Equipping young women in Uganda to navigate life’s challenges
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JGI’s peer-to-peer education program equips young women in Uganda with information on topics including HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive health.  JGI also provides training in life-planning skills designed to help girls successfully navigate the challenges of maturing into adulthood.  The girls then return to their schools and communities and share what they've learned with their peers who are often more comfortable receiving information from people of the same age group rather than adults.  

Gombe-Masito-Ugalla Ecosystem

Restoring ecosystems and improving lives in western Tanzania
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The overarching goal of the Gombe-Masito-Ugalla (GMU) Program is to conserve biodiversity and protect and restore wildlife habitat in critical ecosystems in western Tanzania.

Girls' Scholarship Project

Increasing the contributions of women to their households and environment

The Girls’ Scholarship project helps to decrease the gap between the levels of education achieved by men and women in the Kigoma community of western Tanzania.  Thus far, the program has sponsored 249 girls to attend elementary school, high school and university.

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Budongo Ecotourism

Ecotourism in Uganda: Protecting wildlife and increasing local incomes
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The Budongo ecotourism lodge in Uganda.

Building on its experience working in Uganda since 1996, JGI, in partnership with the Ugandan National Forest Authority (NFA), launched the Budongo ecotourism project in 2006 with funding from the American people through the United States Agency for International Development. The goal of the project was to provide sustainable revenue generating opportunities from ecotourism to support the protection and maintenance of Budongo.

Monitoring Human Land Use

Including human land uses in conservation planning

 Inclusion of human land uses is essential to effective conservation planning. Human land use not only triggers environmental impacts that must be taken into account but also drives an understanding of the important local needs met by the surrounding ecosystems. The resulting insights uncover the value of conservation to sustain and enhance livelihoods in local communities.

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