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Dr Jane’s 2020 UAE visit – phew what a week!

We were delighted that in early 2020, and luckily, just before the Pandemic took hold, Dr Jane managed to attend her annual UAE visit. The few days she spent there, were packed with events, lectures, book signings, meetings and of course our landmark Roots & Shoots Awards! A glimpse of Dr Jane’s schedule: Dr Jane […]

Our new official sponsor – Montessori

We are proud to announce that, owing to a very successful collaboration, Montessori have now signed up to a further three years as the major sponsor of the Roots & Shoots programme.  A very special thank you to their CEO Leonor Stepjic and a warm welcome to all their team.  We look forward to an […]

A Standing Ovation for Dr Jane at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology Lecture

On the 25th February, Dr Jane Goodall gave the 2020 DICE Lecture on “Gombe and beyond: chimpanzees, conservation and change“. She talked about her life and career.  From her early love of nature to her ground-breaking research on chimpanzees in Tanzania, subsequent conservation work and the Roots & Shoots programme to empower young people to […]

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 […]

‘SOS from the Kids’ on Britain’s Got Talent

We just loved seeing these young, compassionate and inspiring children on Britain’s Got Talent! SOS from the Kids are a children’ choir formed by brothers Sim and Noah Macaulay. Pre-teen Sim wrote the self-titled track SOS From The Kids after watching David Attenborough’s Climate Change – The Facts. With a little help from his mum Dorry […]

Going Underground on RT – Dr. Jane Goodall on Coronavirus: We Brought This on Ourselves by Disrespecting Nature!

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to world-famous primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall. She discusses how Coronavirus has been brought about by our disrespect of the natural world and animals, how poverty is at the centre of tackling climate change, stopping future pandemics and deforestation, how deforestation is increasing the number of […]

Hunting for Butterflies

The sight of beautiful butterflies and moths fluttering around in the summer sunshine or on moonlit nights is one of our favourite sights. But sadly, like many other plants, animals and insects on Planet Earth, some species of butterfly and moth are endangered. What’s the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Butterflies and moths […]