Annual Report Financial Year ended 31 December 2014.
The trustees are pleased to present their report together with the financial statements of The Jane Goodall Institute (UK) for the year ended 31 December 2014.
The purpose of the Institute as specified in the Trust Deed is the advancement of education for the public benefit, of supporting study of research into wildlife and into conservation of wildlife in any part of the world, and the dissemination to the public of the result of such study and research.
In particular to:
- support scientific research into chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania
- support sanctuaries for orphan chimpanzees illegally taken from the wild
- support behavioral studies on chimpanzees in captivity
- support educational programmes relating to the above
In addition to the support for the studies of chimpanzees in the field and the sanctuaries for orphans of the entertainment and bushmeat trades, these purposes are lived out through investment in the innovative and world renowned Lake Tanganyika Catchment Reforestation and Education programme, JGI TACARE, and conservation programmes around chimpanzee habitats in Africa and our highly successful Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots environmental and humanitarian youth education programme.
The JGI TACARE programme describes our holistic approach which conserves forest habitats by helping local people develop sustainable methods of meeting their food, health care and ducation needs. It works particularly to improve the income and social status of women to the benefit of the entire family.
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots empowers networks of young people to make a better world for people, animals and the environment. It aims to integrate educational goals, environmental awareness and community involvement by encouraging practical activities through which schools and young people’s groups can make their own contribution so that young people become aware of their actions and how they affect their local community and the environment as a whole.