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2010-05-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of socially and environmentally responsible apparel and accessories, is launching an exclusive line of organic apparel, including tees and hoodies, to benefit the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), including its global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/NY07835LOGO) Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Institute and UN...

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2009-07-22 14:25:00

It appears that an AIDS-like disease that was considered to be harmless to chimpanzees can infect the apes and kill them as well, researchers reported on Wednesday. The simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) is considered to be a precursor virus to the AIDS virus, HIV-1. SIV comes in various forms, most of which are capable of infecting a variety of monkey species in Africa. Scientists had previously considered SIV was unable to infect and kill apes in similar fashion to HIV in humans. However,...

2009-02-02 13:30:00

With most mammals, the biggest and most aggressive male claims the alpha male role and gets his choice of food and females. But a new study from the University of Minnesota suggests that at least among chimpanzees, smaller, more mild-mannered males can also use political behavior to secure the top position.The finding was gleaned from 10 years of observing dominant male chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, looking at behaviors they used to compete for alpha male status relative to...

2008-10-31 18:00:21

Primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall says African chimpanzees cannot be protected unless people's living conditions are improved. Goodall, who will be in San Francisco Saturday to accept the Leakey Foundation's Leakey Prize in human evolutionary science, told the Los Angeles Times she added humanitarian efforts to her scientific research after noticing something once while flying over Gombe National Park in Tanzania, site of her groundbreaking chimpanzee research....

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2006-02-18 09:10:00

By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura ARUSHA, Tanzania -- Ape conservationist Jane Goodall said on Saturday she is developing a new certification scheme for coffee growers farming in areas where endangered chimpanzees live, mainly in Tanzania and Burundi. Farmers will be encouraged to protect and enlarge forests where the animals have their habitat in return for marketing of their product to roasters interested in paying a premium for environmentally friendly coffee. "People associate my name with...


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Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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