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.

Happy Birthday Dr Jane!

Dr Jane Goodall turns 86 on 3 April. In recognition of her special day, please consider making a donation to JGI UK so we can continue making a positive difference for all living things.

Dr Jane Goodall beside a waterfall in Gombe National Park credit the Jane Goodall Institute Bill Wallauer landscape sm
Photo credit: Bill Wallauer

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.