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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a pioneer in the field of great ape conservation. Our projects span the Congo Basin and address four key areas of conservation; protecting great apes from the illegal wildlife and bushmeat trade, improving the economic and physical health of communities, ensuring healthy habitats, promoting sustainable livelihoods,environmental education and applying cutting edge and appropriate technologies to enhance our efforts.
This month, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) launches a third crowd funding campaign for 2014 to raise $64,000 by September 17, 2014 to create seven new episodes of the very popular children's video series Super Kodo. With 13 episodes already created, the series has been incredibly popular across many communities in the Republic of Congo where it was created. Helping young people understand the impact of their everyday behaviors, the video series inspires them to care about the environment we share.
On August 12, 2014 people all around the world will celebrate world elephant day. It is estimated that 96 elephants die each day and the overall elephant population is decreasing at an alarming rate. If we do not act now, it is very clear that these beautiful animals will become extinct in our lifetime. Dr. Goodall explains the urgency in raising awareness in her message on World Elephant Day 2014 and what we can do to get involved.