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ABOUT DR. JANE GOODALL

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she speaks to the world, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and our planet.

THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA

Dr. Jane Goodall went into the forest to study the remarkable lives of chimpanzees. She came out of the forest to save them. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to ensure that her vision continues to live on, inspiring others to save the natural world we all share.

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) was founded in 2007. Our purpose is to inspire actions that connect animals, people and our shared environment. In Africa we work to protect chimpanzees and other great apes through national parks and forest reserves, sanctuaries, and community-centred conservation projects. At home in Australia our Roots & Shoots program empowers the next generation of Janes to become compassionate global citizens, creating a better future for planet earth.

OUR WORK WITH CHIMPS

In 1900 an estimated 1 million chimpanzees lived in the wild. Today there are as few as 340,000. We’re on a mission to save chimpanzees from extinction. Together we can turn these numbers around.

With your support the Jane Goodall Institute can protect chimpanzees, conserve critical habitat, strengthen surrounding communities and empower the next generation of conservation leaders.

ROOTS & SHOOTS PROGRAM

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program, the global environmental and humanitarian movement for youth of all ages, is found in over 130 countries.