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Jane Goodall Institute (Established 1977)
Conservation Agency
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Phone: 1 (703) 682-9220 or 1-800-592-5263   Fax: 1 (703) 682-9312   E-Mail:
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22203 UNITED STATES

Mission: To empower individuals to foster relationships with the people, the environment and animals that sustain the natural resource base and enable all life to prosper.

Principal Research Programs: JGI's Center for Primate Studies, which carries out analysis and long-term preservation of almost 40 years of data; ChimpanZoo, a research program which studies the behaviors and life histories of captive zoo populations of chimpanzees.

Training Opportunities: ChimpanZoo Program Internship positions are available at the ChimpanZoo office for students who wish to study chimpanzee behavior while taking part in a research project. Only research-oriented university students in the field of primatology need apply. Applications will be judged on the merit of the proposed research project. Please mail or fax your resume and letter of interest to: Dr. Virginia Landau, ChimpanZoo Director, Geronimo Building, Room #308, 800 Eats University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, Fax: 1 (520) 621-2230 Volunteer positions are sometimes available at our chimpanzee sanctuaries in Uganda, Congo and Tanzania, and competition is high. Opportunities are advertised when available. Volunteer positions for JGI's Environmental Education and Humanitarian Program, Roots and Shoots, are available in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Volunteers work with young Tanzanians to develop environmental and humanitarian programs that benefit their local area. Note: This program is working with youth, not chimpanzees. Please mail or fax your resume and letter of interest to: The Jane Goodall Institute, Roots & Shoots Volunteer Program, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203-1637.

Associated Field Sites: Gombe Stream Research Center. Shadrack Kamenya, Director of Chimpanzee Research; Anthony Collins, Director of Baboon Research; PO Box 185, Kigoma, Tanzania; Kitwe Point Sanctuary. Sally Ann McOwan, Project Manager, PO Box 767, Kigoma, Tanzania; Tchimpounga Sanctuary, Brazzaville Zoo. Graziella Cotman, Project Manager, BP 1893, Pointe Noire, Congo; Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre, Lake Edward Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Linda Rothen, Director, JGI-Uganda, PO Box 4187, Kampala, Uganda; Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust. Debby Cox, Regional Technical Director, PO Box 369, Entebbe, Uganda. E-mail: ; Gombe Stream Research Centre, where data collection on chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and olive baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis) has been ongoing since 1960.

Supported Species: Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), Papio anubis (olive baboon)

Publications: "The Jane Goodall Institute World Report" (annual); "The Roots & Shoots Newsletter" (biannual); "ChimpanZoo Proceedings" (annual)

Last Updated: 2009-08-31

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