Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global organisation that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

In the UK Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots groups work in hundreds of schools inspiring young people to take action for people, animals and the environment. We also raise awareness of the need for conservation, community development and about chimpanzees in Africa. Our projects in Africa are groundbreaking and globally renowned for effectively helping local people take charge of the conservation and development of their own communities, and also help the chimpanzees who they live alongside.

Gombe 55

Jane Goodall reflects on 55 years of continuous research.


Gombe 55 Reflections

Posted by Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Programme, UK on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gombe 55 Appeal

Celebrating 55 years of continuous research at Gombe Stream Research Centre in western Tanzania

Gombe is known world-wide as a living laboratory, and home to Jane Goodall's wild chimpanzees. The observational research carried-out there daily, continues to increase our understanding not only of chimpanzees and baboons, but also of our own social structures, the spread of disease and understanding gender roles.

Data is gathered by a team of expert observers who have, over the course of time, earned the acceptance of the wild chimpanzees. Most of them live in surrounding communities and remain at the research facility for twenty day shifts.

In order to ensure Gombe's long term future we need your help. We need help to restore the staff housing, improve communications and to ensure that Gombe remains a sustainable operation for the future discoveries still to be made! Please consider making a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute UK so our researchers can continue to study the famous 'Gombe Chimps'.

Gombe Staff Housing

Current Staff Housing



You can either pay online at www.janegoodall.org.uk/donate or send a cheque made out to the Jane Goodall Institute UK. Don't forget to specify that your donation is for Gombe 55.

Thank you for your support.


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