Africa marks sixty years of dedicated Chimpanzee research

Jane Goodall marks sixty years of dedicated Chimpanzee research

Tanzania and other regional member states of the East African community are marking sixty years of chimpanzee conservation, setting a new path for regional tourism development through visits to chimpanzee communities.

Counted the most closer human natural relatives, chimpanzees are mostly found in East and Central Africa in the equatorial and mountain forests, providing the most exciting visits in which tourists could observe their human-related behavior.

Jane Goodall, the famous world primatologist arrived in Tanzania in mid-July 1960 then devoted her time to research chimpanzee conservation and campaigned tirelessly for a healthier environment in Gombe, western Tanzania.

Among her groundbreaking discoveries have revealed that chimpanzees have personalities, use tools, have wars and can eat meat all of which show their closer relationship to humans.

She arrived in now Gombe National Park on July 14, 1960, at the tender age of 26, to begin her breakthrough study of wild chimpanzees. She realized that if chimps were to survive into the future, she had best speak out on their behalf, as well as for the forests and their human stewards.

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Source: eTN