Esri and the Jane Goodall Institute Partner to Provide Community
Esri and the Jane Goodall Institute Partner to Provide Community Mapping Tools to Protect Nature
Collaboration Builds on 25 Years of Making Conservation Science Locally Accessible
REDLANDS, Calif.—July 8, 2019— Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to develop a set of tools that will help communities map and manage the ecosystems around them through a collaborative design and planning approach, aided by GIS software. These tools will help communities map, monitor, and better manage their natural resources from community forests and wildlife reserves, to water catchment and flood control areas, as well as human settlement, agriculture, and agroforestry spaces.
Started as a project around Gombe National Park in Tanzania in 1994 where Dr. Goodall led her pioneering research on the wild chimpanzees there, the Jane Goodall Institute’s community-centered conservation approach called Tacare partners local communities and governments to create sustainable livelihoods while planning for and advancing environmental protection. Incompatible expansion of agriculture, human settlements and harvesting of forest products, as well as disease, wildlife trafficking and the illegal bushmeat trade are the primary threats that have led to the endangered status of chimpanzees across their range in Africa.
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