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Our Mission The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

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About Jane – Dr. Jane Goodall’s research transformed the way we understand chimpanzees, other animals and our role in caring for the planet we all share. Her work with young people and communities continues to inspire individual action to help people, animals and our natural world. READ MORE ABOUT JANE>

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chimpanzees and gorillas living in the habitats JGI protects

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projects reported by engaged young people through Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

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Programs at a Glance

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Protecting Great Apes

Providing sanctuary and care, preventing poaching and trafficking, protecting against the spread of disease.
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Ensuring Healthy Habitats

Using community-centered conservation to protect forests, watersheds and corridors for great apes and humans alike.
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Improving Gender & Health Outcomes

Keeping girls in school, improving health outcomes and making brighter futures for girls, families and communities.
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Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods

Improving agricultural practices, introducing nature-friendly income sources and building resilient communities.
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Using Science & Technology for Conservation

Adapting cutting-edge technology and sharing information to empower communities to protect their habitats.
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Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Inspiring young people to take action to make positive change for people, animals and the environment.
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Good for All News

Roots & Shoots Project of the Month (POTM): Dress Like Jane, Be Like Jane!

Roots & Shoots Project of the Month (POTM): Dress Like Jane, Be Like Jane!

The tradition of Halloween breeds excitement for so many for a variety of reasons: the thrill of an …
Fantastic Beasts of the Real World & Where to Find Them!

Fantastic Beasts of the Real World & Where to Find Them!

Fiction is often a portal into the fantastical. It allows us to imagine places and people not of …
Q&A with Hilda Tresz: A Guardian Angel for Captive Chimps

Q&A with Hilda Tresz: A Guardian Angel for Captive Chimps

Hilda Tresz is a true chimp champion. As the Behavioral Enrichment and International Welfare Coordinator at the Phoenix …
JGI’s ONE GOOD STORY: Engineering a Forest

JGI’s ONE GOOD STORY: Engineering a Forest

At the age of 24, Keith Bitamazire had an experience in Kenya that inspired him to do something …

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