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.


Join JGIA in our conservation efforts

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

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

Amongst its collection are 5 chimpanzees: adults Joy, Avril, and Lulu, and juveniles Chipy, and Flora. In 2021, JGIA was alerted to the poor and inadequate conditions the then three original chimps (Joy, Kita, and Flora) were living in. Seeing the chimps being underfed and housed in small, unsafe cages, JGIA decided to intervene.


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 ad 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 holistic rehabilitation program, we aim to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate chimpanzees into their natural habitat.

Chimpanzees are facing extinction due to habitat loss, poaching, and the illegal pet trade. Your contribution will help us protect and conserve these incredible animals for future generations.