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2012-11-23 10:44:59

Male-organized symposia have only half as many women presenters as symposia organized by women Women scientists in primatology are poorly represented at symposia organized by men, but receive equal representation when symposia organizers are women or mixed groups, according to research published November 21 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Lynne Isbell and colleagues from the University of California, Davis. The authors analyzed women scientists' participation at major scientific...

Adolescent Male Chimps Strive To Be Alphas In Large Community
2012-09-20 11:07:06

An Ohio University anthropologist reports the first observation of dominance relationships among adolescent male chimpanzees, which he attributes to the composition of their community. Hogan Sherrow spent eight years studying the Ngogo community of chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in western Uganda. Ngogo is the biggest chimpanzee community on record, with more than 150 members and about twice as many males as found in other chimp communities across Africa. Unlike their adult male...

2012-08-01 06:21:56

GURNEE, Ill., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoTools®, a Paris Presents Incorporated brand and a leader in eco-conscious personal care products, is pleased to announce the results of their second annual "EcoTools® Gives Back" campaign, an online platform that provides consumers the chance to support their favorite causes for a better planet and determine how the brand's annual contributions will be distributed. Due to overwhelming success in 2011, the campaign was brought...

2012-04-25 10:21:26

PASADENA, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® revealed today that Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities. On New Year's Day, in front of a world television audience, Dr. Goodall will ride in the 124th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and themed "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" She will then toss the coin before the 99th Rose Bowl...

2012-04-25 06:22:39

BURBANK, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swinging into theaters April 20 with a $10.6 million opening-weekend performance, "Chimpanzee" proved so popular among audiences that Disneynature is extending the "See 'Chimpanzee,' Save Chimpanzees" conservation initiative for a second week. For every moviegoer who sees "Chimpanzee" through May 3, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees...

Savanna Chimps Exhibit Human-like Sharing Behavior
2011-12-02 04:59:09

Sharing food has widely been considered by scholars as a defining characteristic of human behavior. But a new study by Iowa State University anthropology professor Jill Pruetz now reports that chimpanzees from her Fongoli research site in Senegal also frequently share food and hunting tools with other chimps. Co-authored by ISU anthropology graduate student Stacy Lindshield, their study is posted online in Primates and will be published in a future issue of the journal. The researchers...

2011-11-17 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP The Magazine today announced the recipients of its tenth annual Inspire Awards. Each year the Inspire Awards pay tribute to outstanding individuals who inspire others to action through their innovative thinking, passion and perseverance. This year's list of distinguished honorees includes Jane Goodall (The Conservationist), Steve Jobs (The Game Changer), Andy Czerkas (The AARP Foundation Hunger Hero), Sen. Daniel K....

'Cute' Chimps In Ads May Harm The Species' Survival
2011-10-13 05:37:16

Television ads featuring cute chimpanzees wearing human clothes are likely to distort the public's perception of the endangered animals and hinder conservation efforts, according to a team of primatologists and a marketing professor at Duke University. The researchers showed 165 study participants three different collections of television ads for products like toothpaste and soft drinks and then surveyed them to see whether attitudes toward conservation changed. One group saw a serious...

2011-09-26 19:06:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 24, 2011, conservationist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, United Nations (UN) Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), presented Jack Dangermond, president of Esri, the Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Conservation Science during the Institute's program, A Conversation with Jane Goodall, in Hollywood, California. (Logo:...

2010-12-15 00:00:00

Dr. Jane Goodall travels 300 days a year to encourage people around the world to act on behalf of the environment, animals and humanity. As a result of a visit to Austria, she has inspired an American, a British and an Israeli filmographer to join together and create a film, "Ripples of Hope: How Empowered and Inspired Youth Are Changing the World." New York, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2010 This global project began to develop in June 2010 when two social educators and filmographers, Stuart...


Latest Jane Goodall Reference Libraries

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...

Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

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