SEATTLE - Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $1 million to the Jane Goodall Institute to study and protect gorillas in Africa. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation says wildlife conservation projects in Africa will be a major initiative with ocean science a priority in the future. The Goodall grant will help researchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo survey a gorilla subspecies that may be on the verge of extinction. Since 1990, the Allen Foundation has given away $454 million, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. The 60-year-old Mercer Island resident is ranked as the 53rd wealthiest person in the world by Forbes with a net worth of $15 billion. He has pledged to give away most of his fortune.