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Dr Jane Goodall DBE: Reasons for Hope Lecture - Thursday, 1st May - Edinburgh University New College, Assembly Hall - 7:00 - 9:00pm
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and The University of Edinburgh are proud to bring you one of the most revered and much loved conservationists of our time – Dr Jane Goodall DBE. Jane will speak from the heart about the world of the Gombe chimpanzees, drawing on a lifetime of challenges and unique experiences she has encountered in the field, and outlining the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, dedicated to continuing her pioneering research and to spearheading projects to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Jane will share her thoughts on the future of chimps in the wild, as well as touching upon illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn. Finally, she will offer her vision for the future of conservation, guidance in navigating the current threats facing the planet, and her reasons for genuine hope in these troubled times. Jane brings the perfect blend of wisdom, humour, insight and challenge to the podium, and has the amazing ability to spark creative and expansive thought around complex conservation issues.

TO BUY TICKETS: £15 per person, £12 concessions for students, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and RZSS members. All proceeds to benefit the Jane Goodall Institute UK to help support their programmes both in Africa and in the UK. Please visit

11 April 201 - Donate & Win

Make a donation today (11 April 2014) in respect of Jane Goodall’s 80th birthday and be in with a chance of winning this wonderful art work of Jane and a chimpanzee by artist Auriel Roe. 

Mobile phones
The Jane Goodall Institute UK would like to thank Gully Howard Technical, based in Portsmouth, for donating 32 brand new mobile phones which are on their way to our projects in Congo, DRC, Uganda and Tanzania.

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. 

Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre in the Republic of Congo.

Wounda's Journey from the Jane Goodall Institute on Vimeo.

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


Clare Haxby

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.


Jane Rae running the 2013 Nice-Cannes Marathon on behalf of the JGI UK

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 

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We've moved! Our new postal address is listed below. All e-mail addresses remain the same.

Claire Quarendon
The Jane Goodall Institute UK
Suite 2, M Shed
The Shipyard
Bath Road
SO41 3YL

Tel:  01590 679573

(Old address: Orchard House, 51-67 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GG)


Chimp and a Spider - £600

A Chimp and a Spider by Geraldine Simmons

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: 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


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