Past projects

Jane Goodall Institute Belgium supported the following projects in the past. Due to more urgent needs in Chimp Eden Sanctuary in South-Africa and in the Dindefelo Nature Reserve in Senegal Jane Goodall Institute Belgium terminated the long-lasting support to Tchimpounga Sanctuary in 2021.

Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

The Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center is the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in Africa. This natural wildlife refuge is home to more than 150 rescued chimps, all victims of illegal trade or poaching.

Snare removal

The Jane Goodall Institute had a team consisting of trained Ugandan trackers for the Snare removal programme. The task of this snare removal team is to locate and remove the snares, and to mark on maps via GPS systems areas where poachers are active.

Gombe Stream Research Center

Dr. Jane founded the Gombe Stream Research Centre in 1965 and since then it has evolved into a living laboratory, home to the world’s most studied group of wild chimpanzees.

Photo credits: (hero image) Sophie Muset /JGI Canada, (1st) Fernando Turmo/JGI Congo, (2nd) Sophie Muset/JGI Canada , (3rd) Hugo van Lawick / National Geographic

The Jane Goodall Institute does not endorse handling, interacting or close proximity to chimpanzees or other wildlife. The rescued chimpanzees seen in these photographs are cared for by trained professionals at JGI’s Tchimpounga sanctuary.