Working in villages alongside chimpanzee habitats, JGI Canada projects improve the lives of local people while simultaneously saving wildlife. By engaging local communities, villagers benefit from conservation efforts and are less dependent on forest resources.

Delivering Healthy Futures

In collaboration with 20 villages in rural eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, we are addressing priority needs to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates so that people there can live healthy and sustainable lives.

Better Beginnings, Stronger Families

In communities alongside key habitat for primates, we built schools and clinics, supported micro-businesses and conducted family planning outreach.

Sustainable Livelihoods

In western Uganda, our Sustainable Livelihoods project improved the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of hundreds of families living in 7 villages while simultaneously conserving and restoring nearby habitat for wild chimpanzees.
Photo credits: JGI Canada/Sophie Muset