We can't all go out to see these amazing creatures in the wild, but we can help conserve the 61-year record of their lives in the wild and how they help us understand our place in the world. Give at this level to be a friend to fund 26 fire- and water-proof cabinets.
The Gombe Chimpanzee Research Archive was started by Dr. Jane Goodall 61 years ago and contains thousands of pages of observations by hundreds of researchers. Give at this level to champion the preservation of this treasure!
Today there are 92 chimpanzees living in the forest at Gombe National Park in Tanzania. That's really not many, but the researchers know each one of them by name, as Jane Goodall began to first identify individuals in 1960.
What and how much does a chimpanzee eat every day? Do they share their food? If so, with whom? With friends? With their brother or sister? Gombe chimpanzees eat 250 kinds of food that they find in their forest habitat. Observations from the archive have identified food, friend, and sharing behaviors. Be an advocate for conserving these important observations!
Over the past 61 years, 346 chimpanzees have lived, borne children, befriended or fought with each other—under the observation of interested humans who have sought to understand our primate cousins.
Each individual Fireking filing cabinet will protect this priceless and irreplaceable archive from both fire and water damage. Give at this level and you will buy one of the 26 cabinets that we need!