News and events
11th June 2013
JGI UK would like to offer thanks to Tara, at Animal Friends Pet Insurance, for nominating the Jane Goodall Institute UK as the beneficiary of £1,000 donation given to her to donate to a charity of her choice through the compnaies employee of the month scheme.
Spain - Award for Jane Goodall Parliamentary Association in Defence of Animals (APDDA) has granted Jane Goodall its first international prize which will be awarded to Jane in the House of Representatives on 18th February.
The APDDA said they chose Jane because "She has dedicated her life to the study and behaviour of chimpanzees in Africa as well as initiating programmes helping to educate and promote sustainable lifestyles across the globe".
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots wins Green Apple Award at House of Commons Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme won its first ever award in the UK on Monday 12th November at a prestigious event in the House of Commons. The award was presented by the Chief Executive of the The Green Organisation which recognises both companies and charities who have made an outstanding contribution to the environmental sector. Out of around 400 entries worldwide, Roots & Shoots UK won the European bronze award for Environmental Best Practice.
Tara Golshan (Executive Director, Education) who attended the event, said: This award is extremely meaningful for us and highlights the fact that great things can be achieved on very limited resources and every individual can make a difference every day through simple actions that ensure the future protection of our planet.
Watch as the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) team from the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Congo moves the first group of female chimpanzees to Tchindzoulou, a nearby river island they will now call home. On the island, the chimpanzees will enjoy more freedom than they've ever had, while still receiving the same level of care from JGI's staff. http://vimeo.com/janegoodallinst/tchindzoulou-release
Cement firm to restore quarries by tree Planting
24th July 2012
By Sturmius Mtweve
The Citizen Reporter
Dar es Salaam. Tanzania Portland Cement Company plans to start planting trees through a project aimed at reclaiming quarries in the country.
The project will be joined by Dr Jane Goodall, who 20 years ago founded Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, a worldwide network of young people who care for surrounding communities and the environment.
This was revealed yesterday by TPCC, which is part of Heidelberg Cement (HC) group that insists on both good production of cement and quarry restoration and rehabilitation in efforts to promote sustainable land use and management.
In its 2010, the HC Group complemented Jane Goodall’s efforts by starting a new development partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) to promote sustainable land use and management in the previously mined sites. The partnership is aimed at promoting environmental sustainability, raising awareness on restoration and rehabilitation, biodiversity management, nature conservation and lastly protection.
“Jane Goodall’s work in the Gombe National Park in Kigoma has generated attention worldwide and her work and projects have been acclaimed as some of the best community based development projects in Africa,” reads part of the information from the group. The Jane Goodall Institute was founded in 1977and supports sustainable land use management, protection, conservation, and support of biodiversity in an integrated approach with educational and social measures for the population.
Monday 12th March 2012 Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey On Monday, March 12, 2012, Jane gave a special address during the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey in London. The event honoured the annual celebration of the British Commonwealth. This year’s theme was “Connecting Cultures.”
Jane addressed heads of state and more than 1,000 school children during her speech. Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family were present to hear Jane’s message. Jane also filled the ordinarily formal Westminster Abbey with her signature chimpanzee pant-hoot. "It was connections between England and Kenya that first enabled me to achieve my childhood dream when I sailed from England in 1957. It was connections with Kenya and Tanzania that enabled me start my studies...that I continue today," Jane said.
Following her speech, Jane joined the royal family and other dignitaries at a private reception at Marlborough House to commemorate the day.
Jane’s Journey Despite not being nominated , although shortlisted, for an Oscar Acadamy Award, JANE'S JOURNEY did win the International Green Film Award aka the “Green Oscar” in 2011. A truly inspiring film about Jane’s life and work from the early days, when she arrived at Gombe in 1960 aged just 26 to date.
Jane Goodall, Bill Clinton, Sha Zukang, Chief Surui and Others Talk about Crucial Importance of Environmental Information The Eye on Earth Summit, held in Abu Dhabi from 12th to 15th December, brings together the world’s foremost thinkers about environmental information to reflect on how we can ensure that decision-makers everywhere take wiser decisions. Dozens of speakers with the caliber of Dr Jane Goodall DBE, President Bill Clinton, UAE President H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan or Conservation International boss Russell Mittermeier are helping delegates formulate concrete recommendations for the next Earth Summit, to held in Rio in June 2012.
Access to environmental knowledge is critical: wise decision-making depends on it. As the COP-17 climate conference in Durban, South Africa, recently showed it is becoming urgent to address the world’s ability to prepare for coming changes to our planet. Environmental information is becoming increasingly precious. But much of this information is unavailable, even when it already exists. It may be absent, inaccessible or simply hidden. Much of it is held in incompatible standards, ‘protected’ by bureaucratic complexity, restrained by lack of open access, or kept in the dark through ignorance of its existence.
Emerging economies in particular are at risk of losing valuable assets because of decisions taken without full knowledge. Yet making more environmental information available to them and others need be neither expensive nor especially complicated. What are needed, above all, is collaboration, information and understanding of the problems caused by unavailable data.
Water scarcity, food security and climate change are policy issues that require solutions that extend beyond political boundaries.