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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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acres of habitat are protected

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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

Going for the Gold Leaf: The One Million Tree Project

Going for the Gold Leaf: The One Million Tree Project

The Olympic games often show us the greatness possible within humanity - our strengths, our teamwork, our ever …
Orangutans: Humans of the Forest, Losing Their Forest

Orangutans: Humans of the Forest, Losing Their Forest

Today is a day to celebrate the amazingness of the orangutan and bring to light the plight of …
Mapping Action: Youth Take on the World

Mapping Action: Youth Take on the World

National Youth Leadership Council got the chance to learn more about Esri, the storymap makers, during a training …
NIH Announces Plan of Retirement for Research Chimps

NIH Announces Plan of Retirement for Research Chimps

What began as a step toward freedom for research chimpanzees, is now a solid plan to realize that …

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