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55 Years at Gombe: Q and A With Jane on Growth of Life's Work

In 1960, anthropologist Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall, a 26 year old native of England with no college degree or scientific experience, to Africa with a mission: learn everything she could about wild chimpanzees. Leakey hoped that information on chimpanzees would shed light on human’s evolutionary past. But for Goodall, studying the chimpanzees just to learn more about them was reward enough.

55 Years at Gombe: Q and A With Jane on Origins of Life Work

In 1960, anthropologist Louis Leakey sent Jane Goodall, a 26 year old native of England with no college degree or scientific experience, to Africa with a mission: learn everything she could about wild chimpanzees. Leakey hoped that information on chimpanzees would shed light on human’s evolutionary past. But for Goodall, studying the chimpanzees just to learn more about them was reward enough.

5 Ways IUCN's New Great Apes Conservation Plan Aligns with JGI's Mission

A glossy white billboard soars above young children’s heads bearing larger-than-life images of a chimpanzee and a gorilla under the declaration Protect the Chimpanzees and Gorillas: The Congo’s Heritage for Future Generations. Connecting the images of the two apes, with their matching brilliant black coats of fur and proud gazes off into the distance, is a small flag of the Republic of Congo.

Population & Chimpanzee Conservation

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is dedicated to the conservation of chimpanzees and the African forests that they call home.

Program Spotlight: Girl's Peer Education Project

Would you believe that something as simple as access to feminine hygiene products can drastically improve the life and future of a girl in Africa? 

Sadly, many girls in Africa never finish their schooling. In fact, due to many families’ strained economic resources, many never even begin their education.

Jane Provides Foreword in Former Student’s New Book

Many people know Dr. Jane Goodall as the “chimpanzee lady” who stole our hearts in the early 1960’s as National Geographic’s star of the forest.

Crowdfunding Success - JGI Raises Funds for Herbal Medicine Project

This spring, JGI successfully completed its first crowdfunding campaign for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in Tanzania, raising over $16,000 via Pozible. The project aims to engage students from Sokoine Primary School in a study of local plants found in a nearby forest reserve. 
 
Having protected the forest reserve for a number of years now, the students are eager to spread information about the medicinal benefit of plants found in the forest.

Jane's Statement on Intensive Farming Video

After watching a six minute clip on worldwide food production, Dr. Goodall lends her voice on why intensive farming is harmful to both our environment and the suffering animals. Read Jane's full statement below.

Lemba

 
In light of Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) staff at this year's convention in Lisbon shared the video story of Lemba.  Lemba, one of the many orphan chimpanzees living at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, lost the use of her legs as a result of polio.  But as you'll see in the video, Lemba didn't let her disability get in her way!
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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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