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Protection of chimpanzees - Preservation of the Gombe-Burundi-Corridor in Tanzania

The Jane Goodall Institute has been conducting research in Gombe National Park for many years and involves local communities in environmental protection. With your donation of CHF 50 you support these efforts and help to protect the chimpanzee population in this region.
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Background

Gombe National Park is bounded by Lake Tanganyika to the west and a rift escarpment to the east, along the spine of a mountainous terrain that continues north into Burundi. From Jane Goodall’s pioneering studies in 1960 to the present, the chimpanzees found in Gombe National Park and the Greater Gombe Ecosystem have played a central role in advancing our understanding of this endangered species and evolution of humankind.
The Jane Goodall Institute has been leading long-term research and engaging local communities in environmental protection for close to 60 years.  JGI’s conservation efforts play an important role in reducing the threats faced by the vulnerable chimpanzee population and other wildlife.
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Idea

The proposed initiative will support conservation management at Gombe National Park and the Greater Gombe Ecosystem through two main objectives:

  1. Increase forest monitoring and surveys in the targeted area;

  2. Build capacity of Tanzanian students in research and conservation management.


An increased presence of forest monitors and surveyors in the protected area enables JGI to collect vital bio-monitoring data on chimpanzees, as well as to detect illegal human activities such as clear cutting or agricultural encroachment within the reserve.
Engaging communities in environmental education and building the capacity of young Tanzanians through scholarship opportunities will result in greater local ownership and long-term viability of conservation management of Gombe National Park and the Greater Gombe Ecosystem.
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Implementation

Engagement of local people who live in communities near the protected area is critical to successful conservation plans. The project will be implemented by working collaboratively with the communities, to ensure they understand the values that chimpanzees and the forest contribute to their own wellbeing. The viability of future conservation efforts will also depend on building the capacity of young Tanzanians, enabling them to become advocates of protecting chimpanzees and other endangered species.  Project activities will be carried out under two main sections:
Research

  • Conduct wildlife survey along GBC corridor

  • Analysis of data and disseminate findings to key stakeholders including community representatives and other researchers


Scholarship

  • Select candidates for graduate studies

  • Support graduate students in their identified program area of research


With a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute Canada you support this project and help to sustainably preserve the endangered Gombe-Burundi corridor for animals and humans.
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Initiators

Elpis Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute of Tanzania.
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