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Recent Science Roundup

After over 50 years of studying wild chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania, as well as 20 years worth of research at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Congo, scientists continue to discover new and exciting facts about our closest living relatives. In this recent science roundup, we share some of the more exciting discoveries from the past few months.

 

 

JGI and Partners Move to the Next Stage to Develop an Unprecedented Chimpanzee Habitat Monitoring System

In 2012, JGI set the ambitious 30-year goal of protecting with partners chimpanzees in countries that currently cover 85 percent of chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa. One of chimpanzees’ greatest threats is the loss of their habitat. As human populations expand, so too do their need for resources, which in turn threatens forests and woodlands where chimpanzees live.

Baraka: A Gombe Field Assistant

Baraka has been working at the Gombe Stream Research Center as a Research Assistant for 15 years. On an average day he collects data on chimpanzees in the field, painstakingly recording every action of each chimpanzee he has been tasked with observing. This B-record data may be used in future studies, books, and/or films aimed at teaching us more about chimpanzees and their social structure.

 

JGI's Innovations at the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress Published Online

In November 2014, the Jane Goodall Institute participated at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Australia with the support of JGI Global and especially Polly Cevallos, a member of JGI's global board. Congress materials have just been made available online and JGI's presentations are outlined below. Described as the "landmark forum on protected areas," experts gathered to share information at the Congress, and work together towards the creation of an agenda for protected areas conservation.

How JGI Fights Wildlife Crime

The United Nations has designated March 3 as World Wildlife Day, described by the UN as “an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.”

Biodiversity in Tanzania's Gombe National Park

February 12, 2014 is the 206th anniversary of the birth of famed scientist, Charles Darwin. In addition to his ground-breaking theory of evolution, Darwin also began cataloguing the stunning breadth of biodiversity found in our world. 

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.

Recent Research Conducted at Gombe Sheds Light on Chimpanzee Psychology

The innovative research carried out at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanzania is famous for enlightening humans about the behaviour of chimpanzees.
 
However, this research is often useful in providing researchers insight to the psychology behind many human behaviors as well.

JGI Teams Up With NASA To Monitor Chimpanzee Habitat Health

 
In 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announced a new goal; to protect 85% of chimpanzees and their habitat over the next 30 years. This will be no easy task, as the ever-increasing rate of habitat loss is forcing wild chimpanzee populations closer and closer to extinction.
 
JGI is proud to announce a new project that the Institute is implementing with its partners to help us monitor the health of chimpanzee habitat areas, thus allowing us to plan the most effective conservation strategies possible.
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