How Jane Goodall Institute uses digital mapping to save chimp habitats in Africa, empower children in the US

www.techrepublic.com  By May 16, 2014, 4:00 AM PST

Forest monitors use Android tablets to monitor chimp habitats.  Image: JGI
Forest monitors use Android tablets to monitor chimp habitats.
Image: JGI

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Dr. Jane Goodall

In 1960, renowned primatologist Jane Goodall traveled to Gombe National Park in Tanzania with a notebook, a pencil, and a pair of binoculars, looking to study the world of chimpanzees. Her first weeks were frustrating, as the chimps fled from her every time she drew near. But over time, Goodall gained the trust of the chimpanzees and learned enormously from their behavior. And through it all, she recorded her observations on paper.  Click to continue

 

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