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Meet Rachel Bitarabeho
As the peer education officer for the Jane Goodall Institute-Uganda (JGI-UG), Rachel Bitarabeho is helping young women stay in school by overseeing the Institute’s peer-to-pee
Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Jane Goodall Institute and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in taking action to protect our planet!
Today, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations and individuals around the globe in commemorating World Health Day.
JGI is committed to supporting a broad array of measures that ensure the health of local communities in areas where we work to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. By improving the health of these rural populations, we can significantly enhance their quality of life and enable them to become partners in conserving the natural resources on which they depend.
Discover the enchanting life of a young Jane Goodall in Patrick McDonnell’s newest children’s book, Me … Jane. Using simple prose and imaginative illustrations, the award-winning author and creator of the MUTTS comic strip tells the story of a young Jane and how she eventually fulfilled her childhood dream of living among the chimpanzees in Africa. Concluding with a brief message from the real-life Jane, this magical story is sure to not only inspire, but to tug at a few heart strings as well.
Early this week, we received word that Dr. Goodall was selected as TheDailyGreen.com’s recipient of the 2011 Heart of Green Award for Lifetime Achievement! The 2011 Heart of Green Awards honor the people, places and companies that take green to “heart,” furthering the cause of bringing “real green to real people.”
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is visiting Duke University today. While on the Durham, N.C., campus, she will formally announce the relocation of the Gombe data archive to Duke.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is saddened to announce the passing of its founding president, Genevieve di San Faustino. A champion for the environment, the fine arts and those less fortunate, Genie, as she was known to friends, passed away at her home in San Francisco, California, on Friday, March 11, 2011. She was 91.
Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources. As such, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is providing local people access to clean water by renovating contaminated water supplies, constructing wells, protecting natural springs, improving sanitation, and preserving valuable forest watersheds.
A paper published in this week’s issue of the journal Science suggests that humans and other primates share certain aging patterns that were previously thought to be unique to humans. In addition to uncovering new similarities among primate species, the research findings may ultimately bring us closer to answering such questions as: Why do women live longer than men?
This just in! The Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) ecotourism site in Uganda has been selected as one of 12 finalists for the 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).