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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...

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2010-10-29 07:05:00

The chimpanzee, man's closest relative, shares a common trait with its human cousin -- being right handed -- according to a new Spanish study. The Spanish researchers observed 114 chimps from two primate rescue centers, one in Spain and one in Zambia, to come up with their findings. Researchers provided the chimpanzees with food hidden inside tubes and monitored them to see which hand they used to get the food out, either with their fingers or with the aid of tools. The Catalan Institute...

2010-07-14 09:19:00

TORONTO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/jane-goodall-institute-of-canada/jane-goodall-institute-50th-anniversary /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

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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2010-03-24 12:35:00

British primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, who in the 1960s completed landmark research on chimpanzees, has come forward and publicly called for humans to have fewer babies in order to better control the population. "It's very frustrating as people don't want to address this topic," Goodall, 75, told the AFP's Nick Morrison in a March 24 interview. "It's our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we've inflicted on the planet." "If there...

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2009-12-21 15:15:00

The use and control of fire are behavioral characteristics that distinguish humans from other animals. Now, a new study by Iowa State University anthropologist Jill Pruetz reports that savanna chimpanzees in Senegal have a near human understanding of wildfires and change their behavior in anticipation of the fire's movement. An ISU associate professor of anthropology, Pruetz and Thomas LaDuke, an associate professor of biological sciences at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University, co-authored the...

2009-12-15 06:05:00

Bonobo Conservation Initiative Recognized for Community-based Carbon Offset Project COPENHAGEN, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) will be recognized on December 16, 2009 during the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for its efforts to save a huge rainforest area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that harbors the endangered bonobo, a great ape most closely related to humans. At the...

2009-10-06 16:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosung, a premiere eco-friendly plush toy maker known for its environmentally sustainable miYim organic toy line, has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to design and manufacture an alternative to chemically treated toys. The all-natural plush toys, under Hosung's award-winning eco-friendly brand name "My Natural," will help support the Jane Goodall Institute's efforts to empower people to make a difference for all living things. The My...

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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,...

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2009-04-13 10:20:00

A group seeking to cut the growth in human population has received an official endorsement from legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, BBC News reported. Attenborough said he joined the group, called the Optimum Population Trust, because growth in human numbers was "frightening". The broadcaster, who has been the host of numerous British natural history programs, has long been vocal about the need to reduce the number of people on Earth to protect wildlife. The Trust said it was...


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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.