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Disneynature’s ‘See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees’ Conservation Program Makes Big Impact

11 May 2012 No Comment

Disneynature in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) have announced the impact of Disneynature’s “See ‘Chimpanzee’, Save Chimpanzees” conservation program. During the first two weeks after the film debuted, Disneynature made a donation to JGI via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for every moviegoer who attended the film.

Because of this donation, JGI will be able to protect about 202 square miles of chimpanzee habitat in Tchimpounga Nature Reserve in the Republic of Congo. JGI will also be able to raise more awareness about the importance of protecting chimpanzees, reaching more than 60,000 children in schools across Congo with their expanded education initiatives.

Finally, because of Disney’s donations, JGI will be able to provide food and medicine for all of the orphaned chimps located at the institute’s Tchimpounga chimpanzee sanctuary.

Says Dr. Jane Goodall:

A huge ‘thank you’ to Disneynature and the millions of people who saw ‘Chimpanzee’ in its first two weeks. The conservation program ‘See “Chimpanzee,” Save Chimpanzees’ substantially raised public awareness about the threats facing chimpanzees and their habitat, and everyone who saw the film helped the Jane Goodall Institute continue its efforts to protect these amazing beings and their forest home now and in the future.

For more information, please visit Disney.com/chimpanzee and janegoodall.org.

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