The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) was founded by Jane Goodall in 1977 as a global wildlife and environment conservation organization. It is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia (USA) and now has offices in more than twenty-five countries around the world.
Roots & Shoots was founded by Dr Jane in 1991 to bring together young people from preschool to university age to work on environmental, conservation and humanitarian issues. Around the world, Roots & Shoots groups in over 100 countries lead public awareness campaigns, rescue and protect animals, plant trees, grow community gardens, help the homeless, reduce waste, protect clean water, promote biodiversity and so much more.
JGI works to protect chimpanzees and other primates by supporting sanctuaries, law enforcement efforts to reduce illegal trafficking, and public education to protect endangered species in the wild. The global mission of JGI 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.
Specifically, JGI seeks to:
- Through our Roots & Shoots programme, create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them
- Improve global understanding and treatment of chimpanzees and other primates through research, public education and advocacy
- Contribute to the preservation of chimpanzees and other primates as well as their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities
To learn more about the Jane Goodall Institute and the global work of our sister chapters, please visit the Jane Goodall Institute headquarter website.