What We Do

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global nonprofit focused on inspiring individual action to improve the understanding and welfare of great apes and to safeguard the planet we all share. Our mission is based in Dr. Jane Goodall’s belief that the well-being of our world relies on people taking an active interest in all living things.

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JGI works to inspire action, by individuals, communities, governments and other global organizations. We support community-centered conservation throughout East Africa and the Congo Basin, engaging with individual stakeholders to garner long-term conservation impact. We support young people in more than 130 countries across the globe as they work to make positive change in their own communities. Our cutting-edge use of technology ties our high-impact conservation work in Africa to our citizen-science projects led by youth groups across the globe.

JGI’s multifaceted efforts- to protect great apes and their habitats, to improve human livelihoods, and to encourage the next generation to care for the world- creates an integrative approach to achieve Dr. Goodall’s vision of Earth as a place where people, animals, and the environment exist in sustainable harmony.

Programs at a Glance

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Protecting Great Apes

Providing sanctuary and care, preventing poaching and trafficking, protecting against the spread of disease.
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Ensuring Healthy Habitats

Using community-centered conservation to protect forests, watersheds and corridors for great apes and humans alike.
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Improving Gender & Health Outcomes

Keeping girls in school, improving health outcomes and making brighter futures for girls, families and communities.
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Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods

Improving agricultural practices, introducing nature-friendly income sources and building resilient communities.
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Using Science & Technology for Conservation

Adapting cutting-edge technology and sharing information to empower communities to protect their habitats.
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Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Inspiring young people to take action to make positive change for people, animals and the environment.
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