the Jane Goodall Institute UK

the Jane Goodall Institute UK

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  • Animals / wildlife
  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • Young people

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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organisation that advances the vision and work of Dr Goodall.  By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. 

Ongoing research into wild chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, and two chimpanzee sanctuaries which care for orphaned chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo and South Africa.  It is thought that there were 1,000,000 chimps in the wild in 1900, now there are only around 350,000.   

JGI is globally renowned for effectively engaging villagers adjacent to our programmes as partners in conservation and improving their livelihoods.  Under the TACARE programme, projects include tree planting, micro-credit, education and women’s/child healthcare. 

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots (R&S) is JGI’s global education programme for young people of all ages, empowering them to become involved in hands-on projects to benefit their local community, animals and the environment. In the UK alone, R&S groups are now active in over 1,700 schools.


The Jane Goodall Institute UK supports the ongoing research at Gombe.

JGI UK sends out funds to the two chimpanzee sanctuaries run by JGI, this money helps with food, structures and carers, particularly for the infant chimpanzees we receive, who need 24 hour care.

TACARE supports villagers local to the areas where JGI has projects.  Money is sent out through fundraising efforts from out supporters.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is in over 1,700 schools in the UK.  R&S groups have to complete three projects a year, one for animals, one for people and one for the environment.  R&S holds an awards ceremony one a year to recognise the children’s’ efforts. 

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