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Jane Goodall and Chimpanzee

A Valentine for Jane Goodall

Fifty-eight years ago, Jane Goodall traveled to Gombe National Park’s chimp reserve in Tanzania and within a year made discoveries that were shocking not only because they revealed chimpanzees’ complex emotional lives, but also altered our idea of what it means to be human. Jane told us about her discoveries through her simple yet poetic language and a photographer’s lens in National Geographic magazine. Since then we’ve never stopped watching and listening. I think it’s safe to say the world fell in love with Jane Goodall in 1963 and hasn’t fallen out of love since.Read More
two chimpanzees

10 Ways You Can Protect Wild Animals – Ideas for Giving Tuesday 2017

10 Ways You Can Protect Wild Animals - Ideas for #GivingTuesday 2017. Did you know you can adopt an gorilla or elephant, a lemur or a orangutan? You can save a bunch of baby turtles. You can preserve an acre of rainforest! Let's make the world a better place for all creatures great & small. Typical gifts to these organizations are around $25. We're all connected to these animals and their habitats around the world, and your contribution makes a real impact. Here are our WAKA recommendations for conservation organizations worthy of your support:Read More
Squirrel Monkey in Rainforest

What Kids Can Do To Protect the Rainforest

It's true! You (your family, friends, classmates) can protect a bit of the globally endangered rainforest environment. Through the fine efforts of the Rainforest Foundation (a well-established nonprofit organization, based in New York) . . . check out this wonderful program. It allows you to donate small amounts of money to support indigenous rights and the environment through the purchase and protection of rainforest lands.Read More
Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest

Doyli to the Rescue – Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon

"DOYLI TO THE RESCUE: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon is a delightful book for all ages. It is the best kind of nonfiction – engaging as well as informative.... Burnham shows us how even young children can make a difference in the world, and offers ideas on ways to help protect wild animals. Young and old alike will be enthralled with this book." – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Children's Book AuthorRead More