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Crowdfunding Success - JGI Raises Funds for Herbal Medicine Project

This spring, JGI successfully completed its first crowdfunding campaign for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in Tanzania, raising over $16,000 via Pozible. The project aims to engage students from Sokoine Primary School in a study of local plants found in a nearby forest reserve. 
 
Having protected the forest reserve for a number of years now, the students are eager to spread information about the medicinal benefit of plants found in the forest.

Making a Difference: Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Produced by National Geographic Television, this short video highlights Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the global youth program of the Jane Goodall Institute which was founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students in 1991.

Jane Supports Disneynature as Ambassador

I am very proud to serve as a Disneynature Ambassador and to join Disney in speaking up about the importance of protected areas like America’s national parks to preserving the habitats and natural resources all of us need to thrive. 
 
I joined the Disneynature team while they were filming the movie Bears, I witnessed first-hand the beauty of America’s national parks.

Global Forest Watch: Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2014) — Today the World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

Youth Council Launches New US National Parks Initiative

Initiative includes video contest for grants to support projects that protect wildlife and wild places.
 
This week, the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, JGI’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, launched a new US-based initiative seeking to protect the country’s network of national parks.

Live stream Event: Dr. Jane Goodall & Dr. Roger Payne in Patagonia, Argentina

Broadcasted live from the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires, watch the first time Dr. Jane Goodall meets Dr. Roger Payne, a man who changed our understanding of whales and how they communicate with each other. Goodall and Payne have a lot in common: Both are responsible for more than 50 years of animal behavior research, have appeared in National Geographic, founded a non-profit organization to support their passion, have led global conservation efforts and have achieved high recognition in their field of study.

Dr. Goodall Speaks on Behalf of African Elephant Conservation and Joins Call to End Poaching at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

 

 

Last week Dr. Goodall attended the Clinton Global Initiative's (CGI) annual meeting to speak on behalf of elephant conservation and the impact of poaching on their populations. Voice of America's, Adam Phillips captured Dr. Goodall's opening remarks which introduced an announcement of new a collaboration titled, "Partnership to Save Africa's Elephants."

 

Click the the play button below to hear Dr. Goodall's remarks.

 

From the Ground to the Cloud: Transforming Chimpanzee Conservation with High-Tech Tools

Watch how the Jane Goodall Institute uses mapping technology on mobile devices for forest monitoring and chimpanzee conservation.

Jane's Message for UN International Day of Peace 2012

This is a video message from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of  Peace on the 2012 UN International Day of Peace and their theme for this year, "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future."

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Dr. Goodall's appointment as a UN Messenger of Peace. To learn more about Dr. Goodall's history as a Messenger of Peace visit: http://www.janegoodall.org/un-messenger-peace

All About Anzac

In April 2012, the staff at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo welcomed a new arrival:  a baby girl called Anzac.  She was named Anzac because she came to the sanctuary on ANZAC Day (April 25, 2012), a World War I observance for people from Australia and New Zealand, and because, like many war veterans, she had lost an arm.

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