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Playful Mbebo

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, 

Web Chats: "See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees"

See CHIMPANZEE opening week (April 20-26, 2012) and Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.  Learn more about the “See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees” conservation program

Upcoming Web Chats Featuring Experts from the Jane Goodall Institute!

Group Dynamics at Gombe

Chimpanzees live in a fission-fusion society whereby members of a community can freely join or leave a group at any time. Food normally dictates whether individuals join or avoid a group. When availability of food is low, chimpanzees, especially females with their dependents, tend to avoid groups.

Staff Spotlight: Grace Gobbo

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.

JGI Celebrates 35th Anniversary!

On Saturday, February 25, 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) turned 35!

Staff Spotlight: Debby Cox

 

Dr. Goodall Speaks at Climate Change Conference

On December 7, 2011, Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at a high-level event at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) held in Durban, South Africa.

JGI Hails Paradigm Shift in Chimpanzee Research―Calls for Transparency

After reviewing a report released last week by a committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which had been tasked by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to analyze the necessity of using chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) welcomed the committee’s conclusions and recommendations, noting that they represent a paradigm shift in how the United States approaches the use of one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom in invasive medical research.

 

Staff Spotlight: Deus Mjungu, Ph.D.

As director of chimpanzee research at the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Gombe Stream Research Center, Dr. Deus Mjungu is responsible for the management and operation of chimpanzee research at Gombe National Park.

About Gombe National Park

Gombe Stream Research Center

Advancing science, including Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary findings about chimpanzee behavior
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The Gombe Stream Research Center was founded in 1965 to advance Jane Goodall’s revolutionary findings about chimpanzee tool-making and other behaviors.

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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.