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September 23, 2019

National Geographic Society and Jane Goodall Institute Partner to Produce “Becoming Jane,” Immersive Multimedia Exhibition on Legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall

“Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” – Dr. Jane Goodall

Over the past century, groundbreaking discoveries have been made by global scientists that have significantly contributed to our understanding of the natural world and ourselves. One such scientist—Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace—has created an indelible legacy in the fields of science and conservation—a legacy celebrated in “Becoming Jane,” a new exhibition opening at the National Geographic Museum on Nov. 22, 2019. Produced in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute, the exhibition explores Dr. Goodall’s life from her early years as an intrepid young woman with a dream to learn about animals in Africa, to her years establishing herself as a renowned scientist in Gombe, Tanzania to her present role as an activist, mentor and advocate for creating a better world for all life on Earth.

Read the whole announcement and more about the exhibit.

July 8, 2019

Esri and the Jane Goodall Institute Partner to Provide Community Mapping Tools to Protect Nature

Collaboration Builds on 25 Years of Making Conservation Science Locally Accessible

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to develop a set of tools that will help communities map and manage the ecosystems around them through a collaborative design and planning approach, aided by GIS software. These tools will help communities map, monitor, and better manage their natural resources from community forests and wildlife reserves, to water catchment and flood control areas, as well as human settlement, agriculture, and agroforestry spaces.

Read the full announcement about this new partnership here.

November 5, 2018

New $20 Million Landscape Wide Tanzanian Conservation Program Led by the Jane Goodall Institute Announced

New program, funded with support by USAID, continues organization’s commitment to species conservation through sustainable development and habitat protection.

Today, with support and funding from the United States government through its Agency for International Development, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announced the launch of the Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT), a five-year USD $20 million program. The program is designed to build upon and magnify JGI’s expertise of nearly 25 years’ experience in Tanzania to protect endangered chimpanzee populations and their habitats while empowering local communities in what is known as the Gombe-Masito-Ugalla (GMU) ecosystem. The LCWT program, implemented in partnership with Pathfinder International and the RTI International, will provide the necessary support to sustain and grow JGI’s efforts like never before.

Read the full announcement about the award here.

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