Celebrating 20 years of Nature Conservation

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Dr. Goodall attends the 10th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla.

As someone who is passionate about chimpanzee conservation, there is a good chance you saw Disneynature’s wonderful film, Chimpanzee and learned about the Jane Goodall Institute’s collaboration with the Disney Conservation Fund. But did you know that the institute has worked closely with Disney Conservation Fund to protect the amazing world of chimpanzees for two decades now?

In fact, the institute and the Disney Conservation Fund have been working together since 1996. Both organizations are dedicated to bettering our planet, with a special emphasis on nurturing the next generation and turning them into conservation superstars. As part of that mission, for the past two decades the Disney Conservation Fund has worked closely with the institute to help us make an even bigger impact on the ground in chimpanzee range countries, right here in the U.S.and with Jane Goodall Institutes around the world.

This year, the institute joins the Disney Conservation Fund in celebrating 20 years of making our world a healthier, greener, and safer place. Together with the Disney Conservation Fund, the institute has protected critical habitat for chimpanzees and other great apes, helped develop a special rehabilitation program for endangered mandrills, supported efforts to empower young people and educators around the world who are dedicating their lives to helping our planet, and so much more.

Please join the Jane Goodall Institute in celebrating all the good work that the Disney Conservation Fund has helped us achieve and read more about the fantastic Jane Goodall Institute projects that it has made possible by clicking through the page number links at the top of this post.

About Author

Shawn Sweeney is a senior director of community engagement at the Jane Goodall Institute and works to create connections among the organizations staff, constituents, supporters and the wider world. Shawn has been involved with the Jane Goodall Institute since 2004 when as a college student he led a group of fellow students in Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots at the College of Wooster. Shawn has a masters of education in humane education and has been working in service learning and communications with the Jane Goodall Institute since 2007 when he joined the staff.