Youth

Going Big!

Wonderful news! The Congolese government recently ratified a decree to expand the Tchimpounga Nature Reserve by 750 percent.

Making a Statement

Dr. Goodall recently submitted a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives urging reauthorization of legislation that would extend federal support for critical great ape conservation projects until the year 2016.

Roots & Shoots youth reach out to Haiti

Young people from all over the United States and countries including England, Canada, Vietnam, Singapore and Barbados are reaching out to young people in Haiti through an artwork and messaging campaign organized by Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Los Angeles Mayor Endorses Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

California is one of the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program’s most energized, active locations. More than 10,500 students in the Eureka state are working to preserve and improve the environment, express care and concern for animals, and benefit the human community.

Jane Gets a Special Degree in Spain

Shortly before Thanksgiving, Jane was in Spain for several days to promote the work of the Jane Goodall Institute - Spain and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program. In between speeches and events, Jane made time to visit the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville (named after the Spanish-Peruvian politician) to receive an honorary degree.

Dr. Jane's Keynote at the AZA Convention

After Seattle, it was on to Portland, where Jane spoke at the  Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conference. Jane spoke about the educational role of zoos and how Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, an international youth service program, is a natural fit for zoos interested in expanding their youth outreach.

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzania students, Roots & Shoots is a global network of tens of thousands of young people in 110 countries who share a desire to create a better world. Through Roots & Shoots, young people identify problems in their communities and take action by planning and implementing community service projects on behalf of people, animals and the environment.  www.rootsandshoots.org

Rescuing Orphaned Chimpanzees

Sanctuary chimpanzee pictured. JGI does not endorse approaching or handling wild chimpanzees.

Roots & Shoots youth leaders celebrate Dr. Jane’s birthday at National Retreat

Forty Roots & Shoots Youth Leaders from around the US gathered in Lansdowne, Virg., from April 2-5, 2009 for the 4th annual Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Retreat.

These exceptional youth received a special honor this year -- the opportunity to celebrate Dr. Jane’s 75th birthday at a private party together with Jane.

Roots & Shoots hosts the annual National Youth Leadership Retreat to build key skills and leadership capacity among members of the Youth Leadership Councils.

JGI teams up with Deirdre Imus Center

 JGI is teaming up with the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology® to motivate young people to better their schools, communities and the world.  The Center is supporting Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Institute's global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, while sharing the Center's Greening Your School campaign and other green initiatives.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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