Africa Programs

50 – 80% of wild chimpanzees are expected to be lost by 2050 as a result of human activities.

You can help us change that.

The interdependence and indivisibility of nature conservation and human development means that, to protect chimpanzees, the people living in and around their habitats must have access to fundamental human rights such as food security, clean water, employment, renewable energy, education, healthcare, 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 community-lead approach to conservation addresses both the underlying causes and manifestation of the threats that are pushing chimpanzees to the brink. We collaborate with local partners to mobilise the knowledge and resources the communities have identified as being key to them meeting their needs and living more sustainably.


Captive chimpanzee welfare

Musée Vivant (Living Museum) is a 3ha zoo and museum dedicated to the wildlife and art of Burundi. Located in Bujumbura, Burundi’s economic capital, it’s a government-run facility managed by the Ministry of Tourism. Sadly, it’s severely underfunded.

Amongst the animals in its care are 5 chimpanzees: adults Joy, Avril, and Lulu, and juveniles Chippy, and Flora. Since 2021, JGIA, together with local partners, has been providing support to help improve the welfare of these chimps. 


Empowering girls and women

Over 80% of girls in Uganda skip school during their period each month. 30% drop out altogether. Commerically-produced menstrual products are prohibitively expensive and schools have inadequate facilities.

Through our Girls’ Empowerment Project, we’re working to end period poverty and help girls stay in school. Girls and young women learn to create their own reusable sanitary pads from locally-sourced materials and are equipped with knowledge about their own sexual and reproductive health.

Republic of Congo

Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

At Tchimpounga, JGI strives to give orphaned and injured chimpanzees a second chance at life. Our dedicated team provides comprehensive care, medical treatment, and a nurturing environment for these magnificent creatures to thrive. Through our rehabilitation program, we aim to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate chimpanzees into their natural habitat.