JGI & Disneynature
To celebrate the in-home debut of “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature is proud to continue the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation program initiated with the film’s theatrical release. For every purchase of the movie through August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to conserve chimpanzee habitat, educate the next generation, and provide care for orphaned chimpanzees.
Disneynature will contribute $.50 to the Jane Goodall Institute for the Disneynature Tchimpounga Nature Reserve Project per Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital purchase through August 27, 2012, with a minimum of $30,000 pledged to this program.
The funds will help:
- Protect their home—the tropical forest;
- Educate the next generation; and
- Care for orphaned chimpanzees.
Learn more about the "See 'Chimpanzee,' Save Chimpanzee" conservation program.
Learn more here.
Live Web Chats
In honor of the extension of the conservation program, JGI is hosting a special Web chat with Bill Wallauer, JGI's videographer and wildlife cameraman who served as one of the principal photographers on "Chimpanzee."
Did you know?
Chimpanzees are an endangered species -- they're disappearing fast because their forest home is being destroyed ... more than 10 million acres of African forest every year.
Without forests, chimpanzees will perish and so will countless other animal and plant species … and much of what humans need to survive.
Saving chimpanzees and their habitat is important to every one of us because….
The tropical forests where chimpanzees live are essential to a healthy global climate.
Many drugs that are critical to human health, including drugs for malaria, high blood pressure and pain, come from tropical forests.
Loss of natural resources, like the wood and minerals found in forests, leads to instability and conflict in the developing world … which ultimately threatens world peace.
Every individual can make a difference. Here’s what you can do today:
- Buy sustainably sourced products, including:
Furniture and other wood products that carry the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo; and
Bathroom tissue and related products made from 100% recycled content.
- Buy the the Disneynature "Chimpanzee" Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital purchase through August 27, 2012.
- Become a Chimp Guardian.
- Recycle electronic devices, many of which contain minerals that are mined from tropical forests.
- Become a member of the Jane Goodall Institute.
- Join Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global youth program…because what we do today won’t matter if the next generation doesn’t get it.
Today, Bill is a sought-after speaker for adults and youth. His infectious personality, great stories and chimpanzee multimedia presentation help audiences understand the chimpanzees’ behavior and emotional capacity, and the similarities and differences between humans and chimps. Bill’s passion for the chimps he knows so intimately truly makes him the Jane Goodall Institute’s “Chimp Champion.”
Read the full bio.
Live Web Chat with Bill
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Click here for more details.