Education

Jane Meets Carol Burnett

On September 22, 2011, Jane gave the opening keynote address at the annual AARP convention in Los Angeles. An estimated 8,000 people attended the session! While backstage, Jane met actress and comedienne Carol Burnett.

 

Celebrating Peace for All – People, Animals and the Environment

Each year, with Dr. Jane as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, Roots & Shoots members celebrate their projects, and how their impacts are creating peace for all – people, animals and the environment. 

Write the Next Chapter of Hope for Endangered Species

Around the globe, as many species are at a crossroads, Roots & Shoots members are doing projects to raise awareness about endangered species and the importance of biodiversity. 

Celebrating 20 Years of Making the World a Better Place

Over the last two decades, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots has grown into a worldwide network of young people dedicated to making the world a better place. 

Bringing Meaningful Service to the Classroom

With the Roots & Shoots Service Learning curriculum teachers now have the tools they need to align their students’ classroom learning with meaningful service experiences.

One Million Hours of Service

Through their service learning campaigns, Roots & Shoots members are working to hit a goal of reaching one million hours of service donated to their communities. Every hour counts. 

A CONVERSATION WITH JANE GOODALL ON STAGE AND IN PERSON

FEATURING
PRESENTATION OF THE 2011 JANE GOODALL GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
 
GRAMMY® Winner and Awardee Dave Matthews to Provide
Short Solo Performance

Wild West Wildlife, Landscapes and Development for Conservation

Raising awareness about great apes in Uganda
Key Staff Members: 

The Wild West Project is a collaboration between the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to support biodiversity conservation and improve natural resource management in northern and western Uganda.

The Wild West Project:

Expansion of the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

Creating a larger, more natural setting for JGI’s sanctuary chimpanzees
Key Staff Members: 

In 2011, after three years of planning and hard work, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) successfully secured the land necessary to expand the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC), JGI’s chimpanzee sanctuary in the Republic of the Congo.  JGI intends to expand the sanctuary by building supplementary facilities on three islands in the nearby Kouilou River.  The islands will offer the chimpanzees a much larger, natural setting where they can learn, grow and build social bonds in a secure environment.

Background / Issues:

Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

Caring for orphan chimpanzees of the commercial, illegal bushmeat trade
Key Staff Members: 

Every year poachers in the Congo Basin kill thousands of chimpanzees as part of the illegal bushmeat trade. Typically, the hunters spare the lives of the smallest, confiscating them and selling them as pets despite laws forbidding such trade.

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