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August 25, 2017

National Geographic Announces Exclusive Screening of Feature Documentary Jane Accompanied by Live Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, Monday, October 9

National Geographic Documentary Films announced today an exclusive one-night engagement of the highly anticipated feature documentary JANE at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Bowl on Monday, Oct. 9. The film, from award-winning director Brett Morgen (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “The Kid Stays in the Picture”) uses a trove of 16 mm footage unearthed from the National Geographic archives to tell the story of Jane Goodall, a young untrained woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

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August 16, 2017

Artist Paints Portrait of Jane Goodall’s Famous Chimpanzee, Fifi
Renowned scientist honored with remarkable painting

World-renowned ethologist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall was recently honored with Spirit of the Forest, a painting from the critically acclaimed artist, Bruce Lawes. The painting features Fifi and Flirt, two chimpanzees made famous by Goodall’s landmark study with the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park and the waterfall that Goodall often visited in the park.

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July 5, 2017

New ebook bundle pairs Jane Goodall’s My Life with the Chimpanzees with classic science fiction titles

Jane Goodall’s work with chimpanzees and her focus on conservation have changed how we think of the wild world. Now, Humble has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute and Brick Tower Press to present a selection of Goodall’s classic books, including My Life with the Chimpanzees, paired with some of Brick Tower’s best science fiction. Customers can also adopt a chimpanzee in this bundle (with a little plush version included)! Humble Bundle and Brick Tower will donate all proceeds from purchases $25 and over to the JGI.

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June 5, 2017

20th Century Fox Partners with the Jane Goodall Institute to Aid in Rehabilitation of Chimpanzees in Honor of War for the Planet of the Apes

In honor of the upcoming release of War for the Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide care for rescued chimpanzees, many of whom are victims of the illegal commercial bushmeat and pet trades. Housed and cared for on three forested island sanctuary sites and a mainland sanctuary site at the Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Republic of Congo, nearly 150 chimpanzees will benefit from this partnership.

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June 2, 2017

Dr. Jane Goodall Joins MasterClass to Teach Conservation

Premier online education platform MasterClass announced today that Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace and one of the world’s most renowned naturalists and conservationists, will offer her first-ever online class. Pre-enrollment for Goodall’s class begins today at

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May 2, 2017

Jane Goodall Institute Welcomes Carlos Drews, New Executive Director

Today, the Jane Goodall Institute’s board of directors announced that as of March 21, 2017, Carlos Drews joined the Jane Goodall Institute as the organization’s executive director. In this role, Drews is responsible for advancing the mission of the Institute through its nine core programs, as well as leading a staff of more than 250 conservation professionals.

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Read an introductory blog post with Carlos.


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