about rescued primates
The commercial hunting of bushmeat
in central Africa could lead to the loss of several species, including chimpanzees and gorillas. The Jane Goodall Institute recognizes the immediate need to protect the victims of the illegal bushmeat trade - orphaned chimpanzees who are typically sold into the pet trade after watching their mothers being brutally killed.
about the Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things. The goal of JGI's Africa programs is to ensure the long-term protection of wild ape populations and their habitat in natural host countries in Africa, while preserving biodiversity, cultural traditions and livelihoods.
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how your clicks help rescued primates
The Jane Goodall Institute has created three sanctuaries in Africa (Congo and Uganda) housing more than 200 orphaned chimpanzees in total. These sanctuaries provide a safe refuge where chimpanzees can be cared for and given the chance to live reasonably full lives in spacious conditions.
It is an important policy of the Jane Goodall Institute that sanctuaries should not only serve the needs of the chimpanzees who live there, but that they meet other objectives as well;
To bring tangible benefits to the local communities, by employing local staff and buying all fruits and vegetables to feed the chimpanzees from the local markets.
To become centers for educating and engaging youth and communities in their environment.
To work for the preservation of primate habitat and the protection of remaining chimpanzee populations and other threatened species in the wild.
Your daily click helps JGI feed these rescued chimpanzees and support local communities. Learn more about JGI's primate rescue and reintroduction programs.