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How does wildlife in Britain cope with winter?

Temperatures are low, there’s ice in the puddles, and the countryside has turned to muted monochrome colours. It’s easy to think that nature is asleep and hiding, but there’s a surprising amount of activity still going on even if you can’t see it. Wildlife in Britain has to cope with rain and snow and ice […]

Gombe 60 Creative Competition – the Winners

In 2020, we celebrated 60 years since Dr Jane Goodall first set foot at the Gombe Streams National Park to begin her ground-breaking research into the chimpanzees there. Her work, and the work of the hundreds of conservationists over the decades since, has changed the way we understand and value these amazing animals and the […]

New Fundraising page

Roots & Shoots is part of the Jane Goodall Institute UK (registered charity number 327858) and is funded through donations. You can help to support the work of Roots & Shoots in the UK by making a donation, no matter how small – the easiest way is via our JustGiving page. Other donation options will be […]

10 tips for a no-plastic Christmas

We all know that plastic in the environment is a huge problem. We’re all working hard to cut down on single use plastic in everyday life, but it can get extra hard at Christmas. There’s just so much of it about! Packaging from Christmas food, plastic film around Christmas gifts and toys, decorations made of […]

How to help wildlife over winter

What can you do to help wildlife cope with the cold temperatures and short, dark days of winter when food is scarce? Plenty! 1. Leave a patch of your garden wild Letting a small area of your garden go wild over winter will help many different animals. Invertebrates such as insects and spiders will have […]

Dulwich College Symposium

We were delighted to partner once again with Peter Milne and Target4Green and take part in the 17th Beyond COP21 Symposium, hosted by Dulwich College, London. Our ED, Tara Golshan who delivered an inspiring talk as part of the Symposium stated: “This is such an important event, ensuring the continuation of the issues being raised […]

The Renaissance Awards – all about the Youth Leaders

Dr Jane Goodall was delighted to support The Renaissance Awards, launched by Eco Age and spearheaded by eco-fashion icon, Livia Firth @therenaissanceawards, @liviafirth and @ecoage in creating this beautiful movie! The Renaissance Awards is the first global awards dedicated to the work of international young leaders who are working for a more environmentally regenerative, socially just, economically inclusive and technologically […]

Our return to the UAE after almost 2 years!

We recently celebrated the return of our ED Tara Golshan, to the UAE, where she was finally able to reconnect, in person, with our valued members, partners and sponsors. There is no substitute for face-to-face contact and we were delighted that her visit was filled with productive meetings, school visits and other exciting developments. Tara […]