JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE
Dr Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned primatologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment. The mission of JGI is to ‘advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment for all living things.’
Jane Goodall Institute is now a leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It is widely recognised for establishing innovative community-centered conservation, development programs in Africa and the Roots & Shoots education program in nearly 100 countries.
JGIA has two programs:
Roots & Shoots Program empowers young people and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter most to them.
Africa Programs conserve and protect chimps, habitat and surrounding communities in Africa and include a range of activities such as education, health and water sanitation to park rangers who protect animals from poachers.
Put simply, everything JGIA do is underpinned by their ‘APE’ philosophy of Animals, People and the Environment.