Jane Goodall Institute
The 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards were presented on September 24, 2011. This year's winners for the Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Award were Lauren Gibson from Carmel, Ind. and Adam Anthony from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This award honors an individual (aged 13-26) who demonstrates leadership and excellence through his or her work to help preserve and protect our natural world.
The 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards were presented on September 24, 2011. This year's winner for Excellence in Conservation Science was Esri. This award is given to a company or organization dedicated to developing innovative research and technology to protect and restore our natural world and to improve the well-being of all who live in it.
This year, all over the world, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering chimpanzee research and her inspiring vision for our future.
Dr. Goodall shares what fifty years of research at Gombe National Park means to her.
On May 20, 2010 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds performed a sold-out benefit concert on behalf of the Jane Goodall Institute in Washington, DC.
By working hard to preserve the forests for the chimpanzees, the Jane Goodall Institute is reducing deforestation and its affects on climate change. A local approach toward fighting a global crisis.
The Jane Goodall Institute uses GIS technology to track deforestation and to work with local communities in land use planning as a means of protecting chimpanzee habitats.
Growing human population has increased deforestation in Africa, which reduces chimpanzee habitat, driving the species toward extinction, and accelerates climate change. The Jane Goodall Institute works with local villagers to teach reforestation and sustainable farming methods to help preserve the rainforests of Africa.
Learn about JGI's work in Africa and around the world: chimpanzee behavioral research at Gombe National Park in Tanzania, our Tchimpounga sanctuary for chimp orphans, our work with communities to promote sustainable livelihoods, and our global youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots.
JGI's TACARE program works with villagers to develop sustainable livelihoods and improve health care and education in Kigoma villages. This holistic approach ensures villagers are better-positioned to think about and work towards long-term conservation. One local woman who participated in our family planning programs said: "Thank you for giving me my life."