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

Gombe 60

On 14th July 2020, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) will honour the 60th anniversary of the day that Dr Jane Goodall first arrived in Gombe, Tanzania, to begin her ground-breaking study of wild chimpanzees.

Over the last six decades, Dr Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) have established and maintained what is now the longest running study of wild chimpanzees in the world.

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Jane Goodall: The Hope Premiered 22nd April

Jane Goodall The Hope‘Jane Goodall: The Hope' premiered on 22nd April at 8pm on National Geographic channel (Sky, Virgin, BT) and streaming on Disney+.

This new documentary moves past Jane the scientist and showcases Dr Goodall’s life as an activist and conservationist. From her work to end invasive medical testing on chimpanzees, to establishing community-led conservation programmes across the chimpanzee range, to global efforts to empower young people to improve their communities for people, other animals and the environment we share. This new documentary will leave you with hope, as well as a sense of how your support of our work is more important than ever.

Note re Membership, Guardianship and Merchandise

In-line with government guidance, JGI UK staff will be working remotely & are unable to ship membership or guardianship packs and merchandise for the time being. Online donations are gratefully received and can be processed as normal. Any membership, guardianship and merchandise orders made from today onwards will be processed as soon as possible, but we can’t guarantee a date. Thank you for your support and understanding during this extraordinary time.

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JGI Projects and Programmes

The Jane Goodall Institute's 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.

Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodalll's Roots & Shoots is our global education programme for young people, empowering them to become involved in hands-on projects to benefit their local community, animals and the environment we all share.  In the UK Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots groups are now active in over 1,600 schools. 

A day in the life of Tchimpounga sanctuary in the Republic of Congo

Watch this wonderful video for a true understanding of life for the chimpanzee orphans and their carers at Tchimpounga sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.