International Primatological Society Showcases Gombe 50 Research, Features Dr. Goodall

Today, the 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) convenes in Kyoto, Japan. The Congress features a special symposium honoring long-term studies at Gombe and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research. Titled “Fifty Years of Primate Research at Gombe National Park, Tanzania,” the symposium highlights the wealth of scientific discovery that has emerged from the original research pioneered by Dr. Goodall and from the collection of long-term data on chimpanzees and olive baboons at the park. The symposium features presentations by past and current Gombe researchers including Dr. Lilian Pintea, the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) vice president of conservation science; Dr. Shadrack Kamenya, JGI’s director of conservation science for JGI-Tanzania; and Dr. Ian Gilby from the Jane Goodall Institute Center for Primate Studies at Duke University. The IPS Congress, held every two years, brings together more than 1,000 scientists, students and conservation practitioners from more than 55 countries to share and discuss the latest knowledge on noninvasive primate research and ways to save primates, including chimpanzees, from extinction. The symposium was organized by Dr. Anne Pusey from the Jane Goodall Institute Center for Primate Studies at Duke University and Dr. Michael Wilson, University of Minnesota.

Dr. Goodall is stopping in Kyoto for the Congress as part of a month-long tour of Asia and will be presenting remarks titled “My Reasons for Hope: What I Learned from Gombe.”


Highlights from the Gombe Reunion at the
IPS Congress in Japan

Past and present Gombe researchers—including Dr. Goodall—gathered after the Gombe Symposium for a special dinner to celebrate Dr. Goodall and the 50 years of Gombe research.

Past and present Gombe researchers with Dr. Goodall.


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