Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in what is today Tanzania’s Gombe National Park more than 50 years ago. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there continues to this day and is the longest-running study of great apes in the wild. Dr. Goodall’s many groundbreaking findings – that chimpanzees make and use tools, have long-lasting family bonds, eat meat, and wage war – redefined the relationship between humans and animals.
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.
Over the last several weeks, the Jane Goodall Institute-USA headquarters has been in the process of moving to a brand new office.
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US Announces Partnership with CEOs of Major Companies to Reduce Deforestation Through Sustainable Agriculture
The US Government says within 100 days it will co-host, alongside companies of the Consumer Goods Forum, a Partnership Dialogue in Washington DC.
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On Tuesday, May 24, 2012, Dr. Jane Goodall submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. The subcommittee held a hearing on several bills, including S.810, the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 which calls for ending invasive medical testing on all captive chimpanzees in the U.S.
In her testimony, Dr. Goodall urged support for ending invasive medical research on chimpanzees, as called for in the bill.
Today, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations and individuals around the globe in commemorating World Health Day.
JGI is committed to supporting a broad array of measures that ensure the health of local communities in areas where we work to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. By improving the health of these rural populations, we can significantly enhance their quality of life and enable them to become partners in conserving the natural resources upon which they depend.
For centuries, medicinal plants used by traditional healers have been at the heart of health care in Tanzania. Today, this is largely because most of the population cannot afford the high price of imported drugs. Sadly, indigenous medical knowledge and the forests where many medicinal plants are found are disappearing at an alarming rate.