News and events
Jane Goodall Portrait
“When I saw the short film about Wounda I was inspired to do a little bit to help her and other chimpanzees who have been orphaned and those who have been nursed back to health by the Jane Goodall Institute. The numbers of chimpanzees in the wild has diminished at a shocking rate and it is our responsibility to stop this downward spiral. In the film Jane Goodall says she would like to be able to establish her sanctuary for chimpanzees in time for her 80th birthday in April so I decided to raise some money to help this come about through my skills in art.” Auriel Roe
If you would like to make a donation in respect of Jane’s 80th birthday and be in with a chance of winning the finished piece of art, please go to Auriel’s fundraising page
Framed portrait of Jane and a young chimpanzee in soft pastels approximately 65cm X 50cm
We would like to thank Henk de Weerd for his very generous donation which has sponsored the Mandrill Project at Tchimpounga Sanctuary.
Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Congo.
Friday 6th December
Jane was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Science from Trinity College Dublin today. For more information about the event and the other luminaries who were honoured that day, please click on http://www.tcd.ie/registrar/honorary-degrees/.
Thank you to Clare Haxby for donation!
We would like to offer a big thank you to, Clare Haxby, a British born artist living in Singapore, for her donation to the Jane Goodall Institute. Clare held a solo show at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore called ‘Singapore Landmarks’ and pledged 10% of the sales to JGI.
JGI UK Trustee, Jane Rae, runs a personal best
Congratulations to Jane who ran a personal best at the Nice-Cannes Marathon on Sunday. Jane raised an impressive £2,183.00 for the chimps at Tchimpounga. Well done Jane!
The Jane Goodall Institute UK has moved office
We've moved! Our new postal address is listed below. All e-mail addresses remain the same.
The Jane Goodall Institute UK
Suite 2, M Shed
Tel: 01590 679573
(Old address: Orchard House, 51-67 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GG)
Chimp and a Spider - £600
Geraldine Simmons, AFC
Wildlife Artist for Conservation
Whale of a Time Artist
Geraldine has very kindly offered half of the sale price as a donation to the work of the Jane Goodall Institute. If you are interested in purchasing the painting please contact Irene Schleining at:
Whale of a Time, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8123 0325
Dimensions: 84 cm x 60 cm
The print will be sent on plane canvas without frame in a roll.
Geraldine Simmons joined the Whale of a Time Community of environmentally conscious artists raising awareness of endangered species through capturing the beauty in nature and inspiring others to take care of our planet.
Geraldine says, "I am so grateful for the magnificent wildlife that graces our world that inspires me to draw from my soul. I have been drawing and painting wildlife for more than 20 years where many of my works have been selected for exhibitions by invitation for animal protection campaigns. The
purpose of my art is to communicate that the world’s animals are not just mere commodities; to be exploited, used or forgotten."
As a Whale of a Time Artist you may view Geraldine's profile in the Whale of a Time Community at http://www.whaleofatime.org