Africa loses more than 10 million acres of forest every year. This intense rate of deforestation is devastating Africa’s flora and fauna, and is perhaps the most serious threat to the survival of chimpanzees and other great apes. The disappearance of forested habitats makes it near impossible for endangered chimpanzee populations to access the resources they desperately need to survive.
See how we have harmed the planet in what Dr. Goodall calls, “a clever cartoon that provides a chilling commentary of our selfish behavior.” Read more of Jane’s thoughts and watch this animated video created by Steve Cutts.
Friday, May 16, 2014, is Endangered Species Day in the United States. While the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has always been committed to protecting Africa’s endangered wild chimpanzee populations, chimpanzees are not the only endangered species that benefit from JGI’s many projects.
- New project of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots supports student efforts in western Tanzania to protect forest.
- Through sharing information about herbal and traditional medicine the students hope to increase motivation to protect the local forest preserve.
- Anyone, anywhere can support their effor through a special crowd funding campaign.