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B a c kt ot h eF o r e s t —L u c ’ sS t o r y Chi mpanzee Luchasspentmostofhi sl i f ei nt he care ofTchi mpounga’ sexpert st af f .Takenf rom hi sf ami l yandf oresthomeataveryyoungage,Luchasnothad an easy l i f e.Af t erhe wassnat ched f rom hi smot her,who wasl i kel y ki l l ed by a poacher,Lucwassol dt oarest aurantowneri nt heDemocrat i cRepubl i cofCongo who deci ded t o “di spl ay”hi m f orcust omers.However,l i ke al lchi mpanzees,as Luc grew,he became more mi schi evousand hardert o cont rol .Asa resul t ,t he rest aurantownersol dLuct oat raf f i ckerwhot ookhi m acrosst heri vert oCongo. Luc was conf i scat ed by aut hori t i es i n Brazzavi l l eaf t ert het raf f i ckerat t empt edt osel lhi m ont hebl ackmarket .Luc’ s rescue was especi al l y i mport ant becauset hedeal erwhowascaughtt ryi ng t o sel lhi m wast hef i rstperson evert o bet ri edandi mpri sonedi nCongof ori l l egal l yt raf f i cki ng chi mpanzees. Luc’ s st ory was even f ol l owed on Congol ese TV,maki nghi m averyf amous chi mpanzee!

af t er f our years at Tchi mpounga,Luc st art ed t o enj oy t he company ofot her chi mps,al t hough he remai ns a qui et f el l ow who l i kest o observe more t han geti nvol vedi ngrouppol i t i cs.

When Lucarri ved atTchi mpounga,he hadal ott ol earn.Becausehewast aken f rom hi smot heratsuchayoungage,he was t ot al l y unf ami l i ar wi t h chi mp grouphi erarchy.Theref ore,i twasdi f f i cul tf orLuct oi nt egrat ewi t ht heot her chi mpanzeesatt hesanct uary.Unsureof how t o reactt ot he i nt roduct ory ni ps and shoves chi mps gi ve each ot her when t hey f i rstj oi n a new group,Luc deci ded he woul d rat her spend t i me wi t h hi s human caregi vers.However,

moved,Lucnow hasmuchmoreroom t o roam andpl ayi nt hecompanyofseveral ofhi sf emal ef ri ends.ThoughLuc’ searl y l i f e wasdi f f i cul t ,he now can l ook f orward t o a bri ghtf ut ure i n an envi ronment where he wi l l experi ence more f reedom t hanhe’ severknown.

Thi s past year, Luc’ s gent l e nat ure workedi n hi sf avor.Duet ohi scal m demeanor,hewassel ect ed f ort ransf ert o t heexpanded sanct uarysi t eon Tchi ndzoul ouI sl and.Thef i rstmal et obe


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A col l ect i veoft heworl d’ sl eadi ngconservat i onorgani zat i onsi sf i ght i ngf ort he survi valoft heendangeredGrauer’ soreast ernl owl andgori l l a ( Gori l l aberi ngeigraueri ) . Found onl yi nt he mount ai n and mi dal t i t udef orest soft heeast ernDemocrat i cRepubl i coft heCongo( DRC) ,Grauer’ s gori l l ai snotonl yt hel argestoft hef our gori l l a subspeci es butal so t he l argest pri mat ei nt heworl d. Wi t ht hei r ent i re range consumed i n conf l i ctsi nce 1996,i mport antpopul at i onsofGrauer’ sand t hei rchi mpanzee ( Pan t rogl odyt es schwei nf urt hi i ) rel at i ves have gone l argel y unmoni t ored. Di f f erentsourceshaveof f eredvaryi ng

popul at i on est i mat es si nce t hat t i me, butt hei rt ruest at usi sunknown. The J ane Goodal lI nst i t ut e, Fauna & Fl ora I nt ernat i onal( FFI ) ,t he Wi l dl i f e Conservat i on Soci et y( WCS) ,Frankf urt Zool ogi calSoci et y( FZS) ,Conservat i on I nt ernat i onal( CI ) ,t he Di an Fossey Gori l l a Fund I nt ernat i onal ( DFGFI ) ,and l ocalconservat i on organi zat i ons have part nered wi t ht he I nst i t ut Congol ai s pour l a Conservat i on de l a Nat ure ( I CCN) ,t heMi ni st ryoft heEnvi ronment ,

Nat ure Conservat i on and Touri sm ( MECNT) ,nat i onalmi l i t ary and pol i ce aut hori t i es,and l ocal communi t i es t o supportt hei mpl ement at i on ofan I nt ernat i onal Uni on f or Conservat i on of Nat ure( I UCN)Conservat i on Act i on Pl an f orgreatapesi nt heeast ernDRC. Theact i onpl anrepresent sani mport ant mi l est one i nt he conservat i on ofgreat apes i nt he DRC,bri ngi ng t oget her a l arge numberofgovernmentand ci vi l i anst akehol dersandapanelofape

conservat i on expert st oi dent i f y essent i alact i onst osl ow t hedecl i neofgori l l as andchi mpanzeesi nt heregi on. Dari oMerl ooft heJ aneGoodal lI nst i t ut e sai d: “ Conservi ng t he remai ni ng Grauer’ sgori l l a popul at i ons,aswel las chi mpanzeesi nt hearea,requi resadynami capproachandt hepart i ci pat i onof al lareasofsoci et yf rom nat i onalgovernmentt ol ocalcommuni t i es. ”


Havi ng i dent i f i ed and agreed on t he needf oracoordi nat edandconsol i dat ed approach,t hei ncount ryt eamsarenow worki ngcl osel y,eacht aki ngt hel eadon acomponentoft hepl an whi l esupport i ngt heot herswi t ht hei rexpert i se.One of t he key act i vi t i es i dent i f i ed i st he needt oassesst het ruest at usofgori l l as and chi mpanzees i nt he regi on.Li l i an Pi nt eaoft heJ aneGoodal lI nst i t ut esai d: “ Wi t h support f rom Googl e, Di gi t al Gl obeandEsri ,weareappl yi ngi nnovat i ve,cut t i ngedgemobi l emappi ng,

sat el l i t ei magery,and cl oudbased t echnol ogi es t o equi p survey t eams wi t h hi ghresol ut i on base maps and enabl e l ocalcommuni t i est o cont ri but et o ape moni t ori ngef f ort s. ” Cl assi f i ed as“ Endangered”on t heI UCN RedLi stofThreat enedSpeci es,t henew surveys are vi t alt o accurat el y assess Grauer’ sgori l l aconservat i onst at usand t oi dent i f yt he hi ghestpri ori t y popul at i ons f or f ocused conservat i on ef f ort s andl ongt erm moni t ori ng.


J a n eG o o d a l l ’ sR o o t s&S h o o t s N a t i o n a l Y o u t hL e a d e r s h i pC o u n c i l T r a i n i n g D e v e l o p i n gc o mmu n i t yl e a d e r swh oc r e a t ep o s i t i v ec h a n g ei nt h e i ro wnb a c k y a r d s a n da r o u n dt h ewo r l d Fort hel astdecade,t heJ aneGoodal l ’ sRoot s& Shoot sNat i onalYout h Leadershi p Counci l( NYLC) has provi ded hi ghl y mot i vat ed and dedi cat ed young l eaders t hroughoutt heUni t edSt at eswi t ht het rai ni ng,resourcesandopport uni t i est hey need t odevel op i nt ocommuni t yl eaderswhocreat eposi t i vechangei nt hei rown backyardsand around t heworl d.Theseyout hl eadersemergeatt hef oref rontof t he next generat i on of responsi bl e gl obal ci t i zens, worki ng t o prot ect and i mprovecommuni t i esf orpeopl e,ani mal s,andt heenvi ronmentweal lshare. Duri ngt heremai nderof2013,t heyout h l eaderswi l lcont i nuet hei ri nvol vement i nt he Counci lt hrough addi t i onall eadershi pt rai ni ngexperi ences,i ncl udi nga t ri pt oNew YorkCi t yf ort heI nt ernat i onal Yout h Leadershi p Assembl y at t he Uni t ed Nat i ons.Once t here,t hey wi l l j oi nseveralhundredyout hf rom around t he worl dt ol earn aboutt he ei ghtUN Mi l l enni um Devel opment Goal s and at t endspeci alpresent at i ons,workshops and educat i onalout i ngs.They wi l lal so t ake part i n a servi ce proj ect at t he Uni t ed Nat i ons and ot her l ocat i ons i n New YorkCi t y.


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Me e tT c h i mp o u n g a ’ s Y o u n g e s t C h i mp a n z e e s ! Over t he l ast 18 mont hs, t he J ane Goodal lI nst i t ut e( J GI )hasseen a si gni f i cant i ncrease i n t he number of young chi mpanzees arri vi ng atJ GI ’ s Tchi mpoungaChi mpanzeeRehabi l i t at i on Cent eri nt heRepubl i cofCongo. We hope t hi st rend i s an i ndi cat i on t hat l ocal aut hori t i es are put t i ng a great er emphasi son enf orci ng exi st i ngl awsagai nstki l l i ngandcapt uri ng wi l dchi mpanzees. Wewi l lnevert urn awayachi mpanzee i n need of care. As a resul t , Tchi mpounga’ s resources have been st ret ched because of t he growi ng numberofi nf antandj uveni l echi mpsat t hesanct uary.Werel yupont hesupport of members l i ke you t o cont i nue our l i f esavi ng ef f ort st o ensure t hatt hese i ncredi bl e bei ngshave t he f ut ure t hey sodeserve. We’ dl i ke t oi nt roduce you t o some of Tchi mpounga’ syoungestresi dent s:Sam, Anzac,Zol aandJ eJ e.


Sam wast hef i rstchi mpanzeet ocomet o Tchi mpoungai n2013.Pri ort ohi sarri vali nJ anuary,Sam waskeptasapet ,t i ed up and l i vi ngi n ahomei n Congo wi t houtanychi mpanzeecompani ons. When he came t ot he sanct uary,Sam was est i mat ed t o be about18 mont hs ol d. Af t er an i ni t i al assessment , Tchi mpounga’ s vet eri nary st af fdi scoveredt hatSam wassuf f eri ngf rom an i nf ect ed bul l etwound i n hi sarm,aswel l asaski ni nf ect i on on hi sst omach f rom t he rope t i ed t oo t i ght l y around hi s wai st . I ni t i al l y,Sam st ayedwi t hChant al ,anexperi enced Tchi mpounga caregi ver. Chant al was t here f or Sam f rom t he momenthe woke up unt i lhe wentt o sl eep,ensuri ng t hatSam f el tsaf e and secureduri nghi srecuperat i on.


Li ke most chi mpanzees who come t o Tchi mpounga, l i t t l eJ ej e arri ved si ck, mal nouri shed and suf f eri ngf rom parasi t es.I tt ookagreatdealoft i meandvet eri nary care t o rest ore J eJ et o good heal t h. I n addi t i on t o worryi ng about young chi mpanzees’physi cal heal t h,st af f at Tchi mpoungaal soaddresst hei rpsychol ogi cal wel f are.Chi mps l i ke J ej e who come t ot he sanct uary as babi es need const antcont actt o enabl et hem t o devel op normal l ybycreat i ngst rongemo t i onal bonds. Chi mps are i ncredi bl y soci alani mal s who t hri ve on const ant i nt eract i on wi t h ot hersi nt hei r group. Asaresul t ,achi mpanzee’ swel l bei ngi s dependentuponagreatdealofphysi cal cont actatanearl yage. Becausehewasso young when hewas separat ed f rom hi smot her,J ej edi d not st arteat i ngwi l df orestf rui t sl i keot her young chi mps. Wi t hout normal wear and t ear,hi st eet h wereverywhi t eand promi nent , whi ch gave hi m a rat her comi calappearance when he f i rst arri ved.Today,J eJ e uses hi si mpressi ve t eet ht obi t ei nt owat ermel ons,hi sf avori t ef ood!


YoungZol awasconf i scat edf rom poachersi n at own cal l edI mphondoi n nort hern Congo.Though t hel i t t l echi mp was t i red,weak and very dehydrat ed when he reached t he sanct uary,hi scal m demeanor and f ri endl y di sposi t i on l ed caret akers t o name hi m “ Zol a, ” whi ch means“ f ri endl y”i nLi ngal a. Zol a was nursed back t o heal t h by Si mone,one of Tchi mpounga’ s experi enced caregi vers. Hi s recovery went verywel l .Heat econst ant l yandrapi dl y gai ned energy.Unl i ke many chi mpanzeeswhoarepi ckyaboutf ood,Zol agobbl esupanyt hi ngputi nf rontofhi m! When Zol a was rescued, t he t hree poachersf rom whom hewasconf i scat ed werearrest ed,maki ngt hef orestasaf er pl ace f oryoung chi mpanzeesand t hei r f ami l i es.


When Anzac arri ved at Tchi mpounga, she was so t i ny t hat she had t o be wei ghed usi ngaf ood scal e!At2. 7ki l ograms,Anzac was one oft he smal l est chi mpswe’ veeverrecei ved. I naddi t i ont obei ngorphanedbypoachersata very youngage,Anzachad anot herobst acl et oovercome:Shearri ved atTchi mpoungahavi ngl ostmuchofher l ef tarm.Despi t et hi s handi cap,Anzac progressedwel l .Today,shel ovest opl ay wi t ht he ot heryoung chi mpsatTchi m pounga;cl i mbandt umbl e;andevenuse her arm as a “ pocket ”t o hol df ood, t wi gs,and ot hert reasures.Anzacl oves t o bouncearound out si de,pounci ngon her f ri ends and occasi onal l yf l oppi ng down t o make “ grassangel s. ”I t ’ scl ear t hatAnzac i s very happy i n her new home.


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Overt hel astsi x mont hs,t heJ aneGoodal lI nst i t ut e( J GI )hasmadeahugespl ash t hroughoutt hest at eofCol oradobyempoweri ngeducat orst ogeti nvol vedi nJ ane Goodal l ’ sRoot s& Shoot sandhel pi ngt hem i mpl ementservi cel earni ngcampai gns i nt hei rcl assrooms. Wi t h support f rom t he Morgri dge Fami l y Foundat i on,and i n part nershi p wi t h Knowl edge Fact or, t he Denver Museum ofNat ureand Sci ence,t heAccent ure Foundat i on,and Xsci ,J GI pi l ot ed a new prof essi onaldevel opment modelf orservi ce l earni ng i n conj unc t i on wi t h Root s& Shoot s.Usi ngKnowl edgeFact or’ spat ent ed Ampl i f i reonl i ne t rai ni ngsof t ware,whi chrel i esonNobel Pri zewi nni ng brai n research on how humansl earn,J GIdevel opedonl i neprof essi onaldevel opmentmodul esf ocused on servi ce l earni ng and communi t y mappi ng. To dat e,moret han 100 educat orshave part i ci pat edi nt heonl i nemodul es.And because oft he way t he Ampl i f i re sof t ware i sdesi gned,J GIcan demonst rat e t hatt heseeducat orshavemast ered95% oft heconcept spresent edt ot hem. Af ocusgroup of24educat orsal sopart i ci pat ed i n a more i ndept ht rai ni ng t hati ncorporat edasi xhour,i nperson

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T c h i mp o u n g a ’ sA ma z i n gMa n d r i l l s L i k et h ec h i mp a n z e e sa tT c h i mp o u n g a , t h es t a f fa tJ G I i swo r k i n gt or e l e a s et h ema n d r i l l s b a c ki n t ot h ewi l d I fyout houghtt hatJ GI ’ sTchi mpoungasanct uaryonl yhel pedrescuechi mpanzees, t hi nkagai n!Thest af fatTchi mpoungawi l lnevert urnawayanani mali nneed,so Tchi mpounga has served as a t emporary home t o severalspeci es of Af ri can wi l dl i f e,i ncl udi ng ant el ope,Af ri can ci vet s,vari ous bi rd speci es,gori l l as,and moust achemonkeys. SomeofTchi mpounga’ smosti nt erest i ng resi dent s are t he col orf ul mandri l l s, members of t he baboon f ami l y.Thei r st ri ki ngl ooksandpeacef ulnat uremake mandri l l s at t ract i ve t o poachers who capt ure t hem t o sel l as exot i c pet s. Tchi mpounga current l y cares f or sevl l s,rangi ng f rom j uveni l es eralmandri t oadul t s. Li ke t he chi mpanzeesatTchi mpounga, t hest af fatJ GIi sworki ngt orel ease

t hemandri l l sback i nt ot hewi l d.Si nce mandri l l sarean endangered speci es,i t i scri t i cal l yi mport antt o rel ease t hese ani mal s back i nt ot ot he wi l d where t heycanhel pbol st ert hei rspeci es’numbers. The mandri l l rel ease program i s not onl yi mport antt ot he heal t h and wel l ness of t he mandri l l s bei ng rel eased. The rel ease wi l l al so hel p wi t h Tchi mpounga’ sul t i mat egoal :t herehabi l i t at i on and rel ease of our rescued chi mpanzees.Themandri l lrel easesi t e

i st hesamel ocat i onwhereJ GIi nt endst o rel ease chi mpanzees i n t he f ut ure. Worki ng att hi s si t e wi t ht he rel eased mandri l l swi l lensure t hatwe are wel l prepared when t he t i me comes t o rel easechi mpanzeesi nt hearea. Ret urni ng any ani malt ot he wi l di sa compl exprocess.Fort hemandri l l s,st af f at Tchi mpounga wi l l make sure t hat each i ndi vi duali s prepared f or l i f ei n t hewi l dandcanbemoni t oredaf t ert he

rel ease.Each mandri l lmust be f i t t ed wi t hanexpensi veradi ocol l ar,andf i el d assi st ant sneed t o bepai d and suppl i ed f or 12 mont hsast hey moni t or t he rel eased mandri l l s.Addi t i onal l y,J GIwi l l havet o supportext ra rangerswho wi l l be charged wi t h prot ect i ng t he rel ease area. Thankst ot hecommi t mentand support of members l i ke you,we can ret urn t hese beaut i f ul ani mal s back t ot hei r f oresthome.


the Jane Goodall Institute - Newsletter 2013  

A semi-annual publication to keep you up-to-date about JGI's conservation efforts in Africa and around the world.

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