Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in what is today Tanzania’s Gombe National Park more than 50 years ago. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there continues to this day and is the longest-running study of great apes in the wild. Dr. Goodall’s many groundbreaking findings – that chimpanzees make and use tools, have long-lasting family bonds, eat meat, and wage war – redefined the relationship between humans and animals.
Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) trains young people to become effective community leaders. By spearheading projects in their communities that seek to improve the environment and benefit people and animals, Roots & Shoots youth learn what it takes to be an effective leader.
Project Duration: January - June, 2013
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
Over the last several weeks, the Jane Goodall Institute-USA headquarters has been in the process of moving to a brand new office.
Here's our new address:
1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 550
Vienna, VA 22182
We're still in the process of getting ourselves unpacked. If you have questions or need to reach someone, please call our main line at 703.682.9220.
During her busy trip to Tanzania in July, Jane attended the launch and blessing of a project involving local members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and the Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC), also known as TwigaCement. The goal of the “Twiga Project” is to rehabilitate and restore cement quarries while promoting environmental sustainability and conservation in Tanzania. The project is currently scheduled to run until April 2013.
Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is dedicated to cultivating a generation of global citizens. To maintain and build the Roots & Shoots network and our educational programs on the ground, we rely upon the help and support of our members, individual donors, corporations, foundations and other organizations. The ways that we can work together are diverse.
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.