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  • Happy GOMBE2015!

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    Gombe is in the spotlight of 2015! Discover this amazing place and its importance for chimpanzee research and conservation throughout the next year.

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  • Jane Goodall supports La OHANA

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    Hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the world do their bit on a daily basis to make our world a better place for animals, the environment and human beings. Since Dr. Jane Goodall inaugurated the Roots&Shoots programme in 1991, thousands of Roots&Shoots groups have been set up, both here …

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  • The chimps of Gombe

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    The chimpanzees of Gombe have been studied for 55 years without interruption. Their history is well documented and the family tree well established. Find out who the chimps of Gombe are!

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The Jane Goodall Institute is not just about chimpanzees! JGI Belgium promotes respect for all living things – Animals, People, and the Environment (APE!) – both in Belgium and elsewhere in the world. JGI Belgium is one of the 10 JGI offices in Europe and is part of JGI Global. Read more

Who is Jane Goodall? In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania under the mentorship of famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals. Read more