It isn't only human beings who have personality, who are capable of rational thought and emotions like joy and sorrow.
-Dr. Jane Goodall
At Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo and in areas across Tanzania, Uganda, DRC and Congo, JGI works to protect chimpanzees and other great apes against disease transmission, illegal hunting and poaching, and human-wildlife conflict.
When Dr. Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees in what is now Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, little was known about our closest genetic relatives. Since then, we have learned a great deal about the species that shares 99% of our DNA. Find out more about chimp diet, behaviour and more!