Saturday, 06 October 2018 / Published in JGI Australia, News
In June, the Senate referred Australia’s faunal extinction crisis to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry. This inquiry aims to address over 12 important aspects of the crisis such as the wider ecological impacts of faunal extinction and the adequacy of Commonwealth environment laws. Earlier this year, the inquiry accepted submissions for consideration
Sunday, 08 July 2018 / Published in Africa Programs, News
  We are proud to be able to give orphaned and rescued chimps like Motambo, Kabi and Wounda a second chance at life at JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre. But there is so much more involved in protecting chimpanzees from extinction. What about wild chimpanzee populations? Wild chimp populations have declined by 70% since the turn of the century,
Sunday, 01 July 2018 / Published in JGI Australia, News
We want to say a very special thank you to all of our generous donors who supported the Jane Goodall Institute Australia during our end of financial year tax appeal. We also want to thank our dedicated Lifetime Members, Premium Members, Regular Members and Chimpanzee Guardians. We can’t wait to share how you have helped us
Saturday, 30 June 2018 / Published in National Youth Leadership Council, News, Roots & Shoots
June was a big month for JGIA’s anti-plastics campaign with both World Environment Day and World Oceans Day! In fact, throughout June we joined Dr. Jane in being motivated to take action against single-use plastic every single day. Through our wonderful Thumbs Up For Turtles! ocean plastics campaign, we battled plastic pollution by swapping single-use
Friday, 22 June 2018 / Published in News, Roots & Shoots
We are thrilled to share so many exciting R&S stories and successes this month! Firstly a huge congratulations and pant-hoot to one of our 2018 National Youth Leaders Sophie Leonard on being awarded the Soroptimist International Fremantle Scholarship. We applaud Sophie’s passion and dedication to making the world a more compassionate and peaceful place, particularly
Friday, 22 June 2018 / Published in Jane, News
We were so saddened to learn the news this month of the passing of Koko, the amazing gorilla with incredible sign language skills. Though Dr. Goodall only got the chance to meet Koko once, her interaction remains a remarkable one for Jane, and all that Koko taught us will live on. As Dr Jane said
Monday, 11 June 2018 / Published in Africa Programs, News
In 1998, Dr. Jane Goodall and a small group of pioneering leaders rescued 13 chimpanzees and started Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Over the last two decades, Ngamba has grown to support 49 chimps orphaned by the illegal wildlife trade across East Africa and is recognised as one of the leading primate sanctuaries in Africa. Today,
Thursday, 07 June 2018 / Published in Chimp Updates, News
Last month, in May, a beautiful baby chimp named Kabi arrived at JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre. During a routine patrol, forest guards came upon a small group of poachers who had set up a makeshift camp deep in the forest in northern Congo. The site was littered with dead animals, skins, and one small,