How to help
Fences to Forests
The Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) has been home to orphaned chimpanzees for over 19 years. Originally built to house 30 chimps it currently has over 150 orphans in its care. It is now at its maximum capacity. To alleviate the overcrowding JGI, with the help of the Congolese government, are to expand the Tchimpounga Natural Reserve from 73 km2 to 523 km2 to include three islands in the Kouilou River: Tchindzoulou, Ngombe, and Tchibebe. It is absolutely critical that JGI expands its facilities for the physical and emotional well-being of the chimpanzees.
The focus of Fences to Forests 2011-2012 will be on the completion of infrastructure for the largest island (Tchindzoulou) to house up to 60 chimpanzees. The first chimps to be moved will be some of the largest, oldest and most dangerous of the chimpanzees currently residing at the TCRC. The entire construction phase of the new island sanctuary on all 3 islands and improved facilities on shore, will take 3-4 years to complete depending on funding availability. Please consider making a donation to help us make this a reality.
‘Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.’ Jane Goodall
Your investment, no matter how big or small, will help the Jane Goodall Institute:
- Provide a safe haven for orphaned chimpanzees in need of rehabilitation and care, through our sanctuaries
- Restore African habitat through balanced, sustainable, community programs which involve local citizens in conservation and community development.
- Educate and empower children through our global youth programme – Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, through which young people work together to help people, animals and the environment.
Just £15 could ensure a temporary worker can help out at our over-stretched Tchimpounga Sanctuary for a day. Give now!
Just £5 a month enables you to sponsor a chimpanzee at our Chimpanzee Sanctuary, become a Member!
Give Regularly - download the standing order form here.
Sign up for Gift Aid - we can reclaim 25p in the pound if you pay income, on every bit you give, download the form here.
A gift left in your will can be an amazing way of ensuring that chimpanzees can continue to thrive and that our world and environment becomes a better place for all our children. Please consider adding the Jane Goodall Institute to your will and do let us know so that we can express our gratitude.
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