Jane Goodall Institute

October 10, 2020

10:30 am PDT

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) promotes the protection of great apes and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall to inspire actions that help animals and the planet that we all share. JGI creates connections between conservationists and local people who will become tomorrow's conservationists, working to restore vital habitat, improve community health, cultivate sustainable livelihoods, and help inform young people to follow their passion to protect nature. By focusing on the wellbeing of humans and animals, employing the latest conservation science, and leading public awareness and environmental education campaigns, JGI inspires people around the world to strive for harmony between all life on Earth.



Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Dr. Jane Goodall is the world’s leading primatologist, spearheading groundbreaking chimpanzee fieldwork since the 1960s. Her discoveries about the complexities of chimpanzee societies in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park have changed our perception of mankind’s relationship with animals. For nearly 60 years, Dr. Goodall’s research has redefined traditional conservation and taught the value of incorporating local people into the practice. She founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to expand her work, and helped create Roots & Shoots, a youth program that fosters the next generation of conservation leaders in 100 countries, in 1991. Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world as a U.N. Messenger of Peace to educate and inspire hope for conservation.