Today we celebrate these remarkable beings and raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their welfare, protection, and conservation. July 14, 1960, was the day Dr. Jane Goodall first stepped foot in what is now Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, to study wild chimpanzees. She began to call attention to the remarkable chimpanzee and, to this day, advocates on their behalf. With each of us making a difference, we can ensure a future for chimpanzees in the wild and in captivity.

IPPL supports the dedicated work of our global partners and all organizations that are committed to protect, rescue and care for so many chimpanzees in need.