Mapping / GIS

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.

Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2014) — Today the World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

Live Stream Archive: Dr. Jane Goodall & Dr. Richard Wrangham - Great Apes Summit

Watch a livestream conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall and Professor Richard Wrangham -- and the world premiere of the Jane Goodall Institute's film with Google Earth Outreach: "From the Ground to the Cloud: Transforming Chimpanzee Conservation With High-Tech Tools." 2013 Great Apes Conservation Summit at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. For more information about Google Earth Outreach visit google.com/earth/outreach.

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.

Major Elephant Poacher Caught in Congo: Quick Action by Regional Conservation Partners Leads to Arrest

In the coming months, staff at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) in the Republic of Congo will begin reintroducing a number of the sanctuary’s mandrills into Conkouati Douli National Park. The mandrill release, under the supervision of JGI Project Manager Miles Woodruff, entails a series of forest surveys to assess the park’s suitability for the animals.

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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Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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