We stand on the threshold of a future without chimpanzees and other great apes in the wild. Where chimpanzees once numbered as many as one million at the turn of the 20th century, today fewer than 300.000 remain in their natural habitat.
Protecting chimpanzees is at the heart of the Jane Goodall Institute’s work. It is a crucial task that we tackle across the Congo basin through primate research, habitat protection, environmental education, rescue and rehabilitation.
To mark both Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit to Belgium and our partnership with the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Jane Goodall Institute, in the presence of HRH Princess Esmeralda of Belgium, invites you to an exclusive Gala Dinner.
See the invitation here.
About the evening
- Wednesday 6 December 2017, 19h30 – 22h30.
Guests can arrive between 19h30 and 20h00.
- Dinosaur Hall, Museum of Natural Sciences.
Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Bruxelles.
- Possibility to book a seat for 250 € or a table seating 10 people for 2500 €.
You can also become one of Jane’s Partners for Hope by booking a seat for 500 € or a table of 8 seats for 4000 €.
Book for the dinner by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In partnership with:
“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
– Jane Goodall
In Burundi, the chimpanzee population has dropped drastically over the years, mainly due to deforestation. In the South, only a few forest reserves remain, too small to guaranty a genetically healthy chimpanzee population to thrive.
All proceeds of the dinner will serve JGI's efforts to reconnect those remaining forests. Restoring chimpanzee habitat is the first step to ensure that our closest animal living relatives can survive in the country. Forests are not only essential for chimpanzees, but also provide an array of other services to the local human communities. They provide wood for cooking, medicinal plants, food and shelter.
Our reforestation project is therefore an important solution for humans too.