Deforestation

Forest Conservation and Youth: Sharing Traditional Wisdom About Herbal Medicine Between Generations

  • 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

 

Informing Collective Management of Private Forests in Uganda using GFW and Mobile Mapping Technologies

The Global Forest Watch (GFW) platform presents a unique opportunity to strengthen the work of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in protecting chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa.  In this blog I would like to share how JGI and partners are building capacity to eventually use Global Forest Watch in combination with mobile technologies to improve forest monitoring in Uganda. 
 
The Budongo and Bugoma Forest Reserves in western Uganda are home to an estimated 1,157 chimpanzees.

Global Forest Watch: New Eyes on Chimpanzee Habitats in Africa

Chimpanzees, our closet living relatives, depend on forests. The greatest concentrations of chimpanzees are in rainforests across the equatorial forest belt in Africa — habitat that is rapidly diminishing as forests are cleared for agriculture and infrastructure. This is a story about how technology and a new partnership are working to understand threats to forests so we can better protect chimpanzees. 
 
The Jane Goodall Institute, in 2012, set an ambitious 30-year goal to protect 85 percent of chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa.

Youth Council Launches New US National Parks Initiative

Initiative includes video contest for grants to support projects that protect wildlife and wild places.
 
This week, the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, JGI’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, launched a new US-based initiative seeking to protect the country’s network of national parks.

Environmentalists Praise Jane Goodall's Call for Calif. Governor to Protect Tropical Forests

World-famous scientist urges Governor Brown to include mechanisms to reduce emissions from deforestation in California’s climate program

(SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 22, 2013)  Today U.S. environmental organizations lauded a letter from world-renowned scientist Dr. Jane Goodall to Governor Jerry Brown, calling for California to open a pathway to accept credits for reductions in tropical deforestation in its climate change program.
 
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From CNN: Time for sanity on climate change, Goodall and Shiva tell Amanpour

Last week, during her recent stop in New York, and the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit, Dr. Goodall met with Dr. Vandana Shiva and CNN's Christiane Amanpour to discuss climate change, with special emphasis on the IPCC's recent report on the impact of human activity on it. Among her other remarks, Dr. Goodall specifically discussed her passion for empowering young people, and the Jane Goodall Institute's global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots.

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.

Staff Spotlight: Emmanuel Mtiti - Program Director, the Jane Goodall Institute-Tanzania

Tanzanian Emmanuel Mtiti is director of the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Landscape-Scale Community-Centered Conservation Program in the Gombe-Masito-Ugalla area of western Tanzania. An experienced and knowledgeable program manager, Mtiti has successfully directed and managed a wide range of projects focused on natural resource management, conservation and health.

We've Moved!

Over the last several weeks, the Jane Goodall Institute-USA headquarters has been in the process of moving to a brand new office.

Here's our new address:

1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 550

Vienna, VA 22182

We're still in the process of getting ourselves unpacked. If you have questions or need to reach someone, please call our main line at 703.682.9220.

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