Help Rehabiliate a Chimpanzee at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Congo

Charity: The Jane Goodall Institute Australia
Location: Republic of Congo
Genre: Animal Welfare
JGIA works to promote the conservation of chimpanzees and other great apes (as our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom) and, through our Roots & Shoots (R&S) program, aims to empower the next generation to be socially and environmentally conscious citizens of our shared planet.

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Chimpanzees are targeted for the bush meat, pet and illegal wildlife trade. Many are injured in their plight and are not able to be reintroduced into the wild.


How Jane Goodall Institute Australia’s project addresses this problem:

Established in 1992, the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre is the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in Africa. It plays host to around 160 chimpanzees and the sanctuary is mostly staffed by local people. The sanctuary gives these chimps a new chance at life.

Through the program, it is expected that the funds raised will support the ongoing expense of operating the sanctuary which ensures that chimps that are impacted by the heinous bush meat, pet or illegal wildlife trade can have another chance at life.


The program is ongoing, with a current annual contribution around $40,000. However, given the scale of the problem, we are seeking to double our contribution by 2025 to $80,000 to rehabilitate even more affected chimpanzees.

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