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Chimp Eden Fact Sheet

Ensuring the Welfare of Captive Chimpanzees

Chimpanzee Eden

Chimp Eden is home to 33 chimpanzees – all rescued from the illegal bushmeat, entertainment and pet industries. The sanctuary, which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa, welcomes over 1200 visitors each month
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Chimpanzees Fact Sheet

Our Closest Cousins in the Animal Kingdom

Chimpanzees Pan troglodytes

Sharing more than 98% of our DNA, chimpanzees are closer to humans than any other nonhuman primate in the wild. Dr. Goodall’s discoveries of and research on the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania redefined mankind's understanding of chimpanzee behavior.
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Chimpscapes Fact Sheet

Understanding and Measuring Conservation Success

Chimpscapes

JGI’s mission encompasses protecting chimpanzee populations and their habitats across the full range of their ecological and cultural diversity. While, across their 21- country range, measuring our conservation success can be a challenge.
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Climate Change Fact Sheet

Taking Action for the Planet And All Who Call It Home

Climate Change

The Jane Goodall Institute’s dedication to addressing climate change stems from the determination, holistic approach, and compassion of our founder, Dr. Jane Goodall. Having lived her values in practice through advocacy and impactful projects for decades.
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Gombe Fact Sheet

Advancing Our Understanding of Chimpanzees

Gombe Stream Research Center

60 years ago, on July 14th, 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in Tanzania to study the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park. Jane’s subsequent findings challenged scientific norms of the time, demonstrating that chimpanzees have personalities, complex minds, emotions.
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Jane Goodall Global Phenomenon

The Woman Who Redefined What it Means to Be Human Continues Changing the World

GLOBAL PHENOMENON

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace is a leading global advocate for people, other animals, and the natural world. As a singularly influential voice, Jane is an iconic innovator for holistic, compassionate, and sustainable solutions.
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Jane Goodall Institute Fact Sheet

Inspiring Hope Through Collective Action

The Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute is a global, community-driven conservation organization founded in 1977 that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By understanding, protecting and improving the welfare of chimpanzees and other great apes
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JGI Italy Sanganigwa Children's Home Fact Sheet

Sanganigwa Children’s Home

Sanganigwa Children’s Home

The Sanganigwa Children’s Home in Kigoma, Tanzania is the main overseas programme of the Jane Goodall Institute Italy (JGI Italia). It offers local orphaned or abandoned children a safe place to grow up, go to school, spend their days in peace, and build their plans and prospects for the future.
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JGI Science Fact Sheet

Conservation Science

Conservation Science

At the Jane Goodall Institute, we use the latest scientific discoveries and technologies to solve some of the world’s toughest conservation challenges. This knowledge and these tools enable us to monitor habitat health, map distribution of chimpanzees and other great apes, and observe and analyze human impacts on critical habitats to inform conservation actions and management decisions.
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JGI Spain, Senegal, & Guinea Fact Sheet

Jane Goodall Institute Spain Leads Programmes in Both Senegal & Guinea

Senegal & Guinea

Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Spain is responsible for running JGI’s research, conservation, education, and sustainable development programmes in the K dougou region of southeastern Senegal, and across the border, in northern Guinea. These programmes focus on the critically endangered western chimpanzee, and the communities local to it.
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Roots & Shoots Global Fact Sheet

A Global Movement of Empowered Youth

Roots & Shoots

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program is a worldwide, apolitical, and non-violent movement empowering young people, kindergarten through college, to become involved in hands-on projects that make a better world. After three decades, Roots & Shoots has groups in more than 65 countries.
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Roots & Shoots USA Fact Sheet

Growing a Movement of Empowered Youth Around The Globe

Roots & Shoots

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program is a worldwide, apolitical, and non-violent movement empowering young people, kindergarten through college, to become involved in hands-on projects that make a better world. After three decades, Roots & Shoots has groups in more than 65 countries
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TACARE Fact Sheet

Protecting Chimpanzees and Their Habitats Through Community-Led Initiatives

Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania

Working hand in hand with communities living in or near great ape habitat, the Jane Goodall Institute was one of the first and most innovative organizations to put people at the center of species conservation. JGI’s unique Tacare approach of community-led conservation develops solutions by empowering community leaders.
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Tchimpounga Fact Sheet

Ensuring the Welfare of Captive Chimpanzees

Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

Chimpanzees rescued by the Jane Goodall Institute find a new home at our Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Republic of the Congo. Many orphaned by the international commercial bushmeat and pet trades, these chimpanzees receive expert care and rehabilitation by Tchimpounga’s staff and are adopted into new chimpanzee families.
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Threats to Chimpanzees Fact Sheet

Three Factors Threaten Chimpanzee Survival Across Their Range

Threats to Chimpanzees

Numbering between 1 to 2 million individuals 100 years ago, today, estimates of chimpanzee populations are across their now 21-country range are between 150 – 300,000 individuals. Three primary threats – habitat loss and degradation, direct hunting and killing and disease transmission – put chimpanzees at risk of extinction.
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USA One Health Fact Sheet

Protecting Chimpanzees and Their Habitats Through Community-Led Initiatives

Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania

Partnering with the United States Agency for International Development, Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) works to protect endangered chimpanzee populations, safeguard their habitat through effective land use planning, and empower local communities by supporting more productive and sustainable livelihoods.
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