Thursday, May 17, 2012

See the Impact of the Disneynature “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” Conservation Initiative

Great news!  Last month I told you about the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation initiative through which Disneynature made a donation for every moviegoer who saw the film through May 3rd.  Donations benefited the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.  Well, it is making a big impact!

With the support of these funds,the conservation program will help to protect 129,236 acres (202 square miles) of wild chimpanzee habitat through infrastructure investments in the expanded Tchimpounga Nature Reserve in the Republic of Congo (Congo). Additionally, the program will enable JGI to exponentially grow its education program on the importance of protecting chimpanzees, reaching an estimated 60,000 children in 100 schools in Congo. The education initiative will extend to the students’ parents and neighbors, ultimately reaching nearly half of the country’s population. The program will also provide food and medicine for nearly all of the orphaned chimpanzees at JGI’s Tchimpounga chimpanzee sanctuary for at least the next year.

For more on Disneynature's CHIMPANZEE, see our related posts:

Disneynature's CHIMPANZEE in Theaters Now - A Review

FREE Printable Chimpanzee Family Activity Book

Disneynature's CHIMPANZEE “Naptime or Playtime” Clip

 Disneynature's “Chimpanzee" Trailer - In Theaters April 20th

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