Africa Programs

50 – 80% of wild chimpanzees are expected to be lost by 2050. With the help of generous supporters like you, we’re working everyday to change that.

The interdependence and indivisibility of environmental conservation and human development means that to protect chimpanzees, the people living in and around their habitats must have equal and equitable access to fundamental human rights such as education, healthcare, food security, clean water, employment, renewable energy, and economic resources.

Through our Africa Programs, we’re realising our vision of healthy, stable, viable, and culturally and ecologically diverse populations of chimpanzees living in peaceful coexistence with thriving human communities. Our holistic, community-lead approach to conservation addresses both the underlying causes and manifestation of the threats that are pushing chimpanzees to the brink.

Threatened by deforestation, disease, human-wildlife conflict, and illegal poaching and trafficking, chimpanzee numbers are dwindling. With over thirty years of community-lead conservation experience, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has the knowledge, tools, and passion to protect chimps and their habitats by empowering the communities who live alongside them. Make a difference for chimps, people, and forests by donating today.


Captive chimpanzee welfare


Empowering girls and women

Republic of Congo

Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center