Jane Goodall New Zealand campaigns aim to raise awareness or funding for specific projects or initiatives. This is your chance to get involved.
The Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo is home to more than 150 rescued orphan chimpanzees. These chimpanzee are victims of the illegal commercial bush meat and exotic pet trades, often arriving at the sanctuary sick, malnourished, and injured. Under the skillful care of JGI’s dedicated staff, these chimpanzees receive a second chance at life.
Once a chimpanzee arrives at Tchimpounga, JGI makes a commitment to care for that chimpanzee for the rest of his or her life. Since chimpanzees can live to be 60 years old in captivity, a tremendous amount of resources are needed to give the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga lifetime care. Fortunately, every one of JGI's friends and supporters can help us care for these vulnerable chimpanzees by becoming a Chimpanzee Guardian, a special supporter of JGI’s efforts to care for the chimpanzees of Tchimpounga.
One of the biggest threats to chimpanzees and other Great Apes is the illegal mining of coltan. Coltan is a metallic ore that is mined both in and out of Africa and can be found within many electronic devices such as mobile phones. The mining of coltan within the Congo River Basin is contributing to forest loss and unrest in the region, and is accelerating the loss of mountain gorillas at an alarmingly fast rate. Whilst efforts are being made to tackle this issue, the majority of the world's known coltan reserves are found within Africa, and mining within gorilla habitat continues.
Mining not only results in the clearing of essential habitat, it also drives the bush meat trade, further exacerbating the decline of Great Ape populations.
The Jane Goodall Institute is committed to raising awareness of the connection between the demise of Great Apes and increase in mobile phone production.
Theyʼre Calling on You provides people with the opportunity to help.
Join Dr. Jane’s effort to end wildlife trafficking for good. Sign Jane’s petition, host a fundraiser in support of the campaign, and share #janetrafficstop and @janegoodallinst as we call upon the power of social media to make a difference.
During the past 20 years global palm oil consumption has greatly increased. This surge in demand has driven the large-scale conversion of primary rainforest to monoculture oil palm plantations in south east Asia and, more recently, parts of central Africa. As a result, many environmental and social issues have arisen, including endangering native flora and fauna, displacing local peoples and increasing carbon emissions. Due to this surge Bornean Orangutans have now joined their Sumatran cousins on the IUCN’s critically endangered list.
The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand has joined together with many of our fellow NGOs as a signatory of the Responsible Palm Oil Network. Our network is helping to break the link between palm oil production and deforestation, climate pollution and human rights abuses through educating and empowering consumers, and those involved in the supply chain, to take actions that support the transition towards a truly responsible palm oil industry.
Our vision is that 100% of all products in New Zealand and Australia are deforestation free. Using palm oil as a flagship crop we aim to halt and reverse deforestation globally, and encourage the restoration of forest cover at least to the levels seen in 2010, and protect the world’s last intact rainforests. Our full Joint Position Statement offers further information on our position including our support for responsible labelling.
21 days x 3 simple actions = a better world.
Humans have the greatest impact on every aspect of the planet and each indidual can choose what that impact will be.
Changing the trend of destruction and helping our planet doesn't have to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive. Undertaking environmentally sustainable behaviour change in order to create a healthier planet starts with the individual—you!
It's about being informed and making simple everyday choices that can free animals from suffering, reduce wasted resources, reduce landfill and also benefit communities.
Each September, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project is a step towards a future in which humans can live in peace in an environmentally sustainable way—a step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Celebrate Peace Day with people, animals and the environment through the activities at the link below. Share your photos on the Roots & Shoots Peace Day facebook page and using #RootsandShoots and #PeaceDay on social media.
For more information and resources on Roots & Shoots Peace Day, the UN International Day of Peace and the UN Sustainable Development Goals click the link below.