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Around the World

Updates from Roots & Shoots projects around the world

Dr. Goodall’s 2020 Commencement Address

Congratulations Class of 2020! As you face the challenges of this ‘unprecedented Spring’,  Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace shares her excitement for your future. Enjoy this virtual commencement speech to honor your achievements.  Together, we will build a better world for people, other animals and the […]

Premiere: ‘Jane Goodall: The Hope’

On Earth Day, April 22nd, join us and tune in for the world broadcast premiere of ‘Jane Goodall: The Hope’ 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 […]

Happy Birthday Dr Jane!

Dear Members, To create a better world for all living things is the greatest gift we can give to our Founder. On April 3, Jane turns the grand age of 86 years. In the 60 years since her arrival at Gombe National Park to study chimpanzees, Jane not only showed the urgent need to protect chimpanzees […]

An Inspiring Day at our UAE Awards

Our Roots & Shoots UAE Awards, supported by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) was held at the beautiful Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi in the presence of Dr Jane Goodall who presented 12 awards to UAE school members. The following schools put up inspiring displays: Al Ittihad National Private School, Abu Dhabi; Al Rawafed Private School; American […]

Never give up – the story of Wounda

When this special chimpanzee arrived at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) she was named Wounda meaning ‘close to death’ and never was a chimpanzee more aptly named. Only through the amazing skills of resident vet, Rebeca Atencia and Wounda’s determination to get better did she pull through. Wounda grew from strength to strength and […]

My Arctic Trip June 2019

This past June, I was lucky enough to once again be part of an inspiring expedition with Robert and Barney Swan. Rob and Barney run expeditions through their foundation, 2041/ClimateForce. The purpose of these expeditions is to make people aware, first-hand, of the issues of climate change as well as caring for the environment in […]