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Study Corner - Scientific Discoveries

Jane Goodall made lots of important scientific studies during more than 35 years at Gombe. The most surprising was this: Chimpanzees make their own tools!

One morning in November 1960, Jane spotted two chimps, David Graybeard and Goliath, squatting on a termite mound. As she watched, David picked up a small twig, stripped off the leaves, and poked this tool into a termite mound to get termites.

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The Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) International Volunteer Program gives volunteers from all over the world the opportunity to the participate in Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program in Tanzania.  Tanzania is the location where the environmental and humanitarian education program was founded. 

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JGI International Advisory Council

Rick Barongi
Candice Bergen
Keely Shaye Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
Joan Brown Campbell
Yvon Chouinard
Whoopi Goldberg
Jonathan Granoff
Angelina Jolie
Richard Leakey

Wangari Maathai (in memoriam)
Thomas Mangelsen
Steven Rockefeller
John Simpson
Jeff Wald
E.O. Wilson
Paul Winter
James D. Wolfensohn
Richard Wrangham
Mohammed Yunus


JGI-USA Senior Management

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
UN Messenger of Peace

Mary Humphrey
Chief Executive Officer, JGI-USA

Chris Fanning
Vice President, Finance

Anna Gibson
Vice President, Development and Marketing

JGI-USA Board of Directors


Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Katherine Berger

Brian Graff

Addison Fischer
Vice Chair

Donald Kendall

John Silver

George Macricostas

Beth Stevens


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Jane Goodall, Ph.D, DBE
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute &
UN Messenger of Peace

In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.

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