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The Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Sanctuary is a haven for chimpanzees who have been rescued from the illegal exotic pet trade and commercial bushmeat trade. Originally built to hold 30 chimpanzees, Tchimpounga is now home to over 160 rescued chimpanzees…and that number is growing.
Jane Goodall will celebrate her 80th birthday this year, and it is her birthday wish to offer the chimpanzees living at Tchimpounga more freedom than ever before. There are currently 60 chimpanzees waiting to be released onto Tchimpounga’s lush new island sanctuary sites, and Jane would dearly like to see these chimpanzees transferred to the islands by the end of 2014. Once on the islands, these chimpanzees will be able to play, learn and thrive in a safer, more natural environment.
To make this happen, we need the help of supporters like you. So, in honor of Jane’s 80th birthday, we are asking our supporters to help us raise $80,000 online this year to support JGI’s efforts to promote great ape conservation.Please help us reach our goal and make Jane’s birthday wish a reality.