Congratulations Adam Anthony!

On July 23, 2012, Dr. Jane stopped by the Little Theatre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to present local youth Adam Anthony with his 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award for Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership, as Adam was unable to attend the awards ceremony last year. To learn more about Adam, check out the video below.


Join us for a live chat about Dr. Goodall's lecture tours

Want to know what it's like on tour with Dr. Goodall? Join John Trybus, JGI manager of tour outreach and public relations, for a live chat, Thursday, September 8 at 3 p.m. EDT. 

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July 14 Marks the 50th Anniversary of Jane Goodall's Pioneering Chimpanzee Research

Arlington, Virginia—July 14, 2010, marks a monumental milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, Goodall, who is today a world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.

Improving Livelihoods

JGI has trained 408 peer educators in Uganda who counsel more than 6,000 young women each day regarding women’s health issues.

Health Matters

In the Republic of Congo, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) recently assisted in efforts to vaccinate local communities against a measles outbreak in the area surrounding the Tchimpounga Nature Reserve.

View photos from the Dave Matthews concert for JGI

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performed to an ecstatic audience at a sold-out benefit concert on behalf of the Jane Goodall Institute last month. Jane and Dave first met at the Live Earth mega-concert  in New York in 2007, and they've been friends ever since. You can see photos of the concert and reception beforehand in our photo gallery section.

JGI Honors Betty White, Ed Begley, Mayor Villaraigosa

Check out our Betty White video tribute!


In a simple yet elegant event Oct. 30, the 3rd annual Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards Celebration honored Los Angeles mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, actress Betty White, actor Ed Begley, Jr., and other leaders in business and the nonprofit sectors for their work and achievements on behalf of people, animals and the environment.

The 2009 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award winners include:

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Super Kodo Enviro Kid's Videos

Check out this video about JGI's latest crowd funding effort for seven new episodes of its popular environmental education series for kids.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.