Jane Goodall Institute: Chimpanzees
The Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Blog is supplemented by a layer which georeferences the data posted by researchers in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Interactive photographs and chimpanzee icons are overlain on 61-centimeter high-resolution satellite images of the park posted by Google in 2006. The blog details the extent of deforestation in the Gombe region, which has lead to chimp population decline from 120-140 chimps to only 90 chimpanzees. Additionally, each chimpanzee icon gives information on that particular animal’s “personality” and interaction with other chimps in an ongoing effort to study chimpanzee social patters continuing the work begun by Jane Goodall in 1960.
Example Blog Post
Duke Writing 20 webpage: Teaching (and Learning) with Google Earth
Google Earth Report on JGI Chimpanzee Blog: Google Earth Outreach
Jane Goodall Institute Blog homepage: http://www.janegoodall.org/blog/category/180
KML File: Chimpanzees (Jane Goodall Institute)