Support JGI's Commitment to Studying and Protecting Wild Chimpanzees

The Jane Goodall Institute began as an organization that supported scientists conducting long-range, non-invasive research of wild chimpanzees. Over the decades JGI has grown, and so has our mission. In addition to researching wild chimpanzees, JGI is also committed to rescuing the most vulnerable victims of the illegal commercial bushmeat trade, orphaned chimpanzees and serving as a leader in community-centered conservation across chimpanzee range countries. 

Recently, the JGI family lost two chimpanzees who were with us at the beginning of both of these efforts.



Freud was one of the very first chimpanzees observed by Jane Goodall when she arrived on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania. Like Freud, Clara was likely born in the wild. However, as a young chimpanzee she found herself in captivity at the Pointe Noire Zoo in the Republic of Congo. 


Please honor Freud's memory, and show your support of the effort JGI’s Tchimpounga sanctuary makes to rescue chimpanzees like Clara by signing this petition.

Sign below to show your support for JGI's commitment to research and rescue of wild chimpanzees.


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