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Celebrate World Chimpanzee Day with us!

The 14th of July is World Chimpanzee Day, where people around the world unite to celebrate the innate value, complexity and importance of our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom – chimpanzees. It all started with Dr Jane Goodall… The day honours the anniversary of the moment in 1960 when 26-year-old Jane Goodall first […]

Join up to our Climate Action initiative: Race to Zero Project and Win Big!

Our planet is under pressure. So are the generations who inherit it. It’s time to invest in climate solutions by and for emerging leaders, inspired by Count Us In and the United Nation’s COP26 Race to Zero. Leading up to COP26, we will grow a diverse community of young innovators tackling climate action! In partnership with Climate Action: Race […]

Darwin 200 Voyage – our amazing summer expedition!

The DARWIN200 UK Voyage is intended to offer the Roots & Shoots team members the opportunity to gain first-hand experience studying wildlife and undertaking conservation surveys. The future protection of wildlife across the globe depends directly upon empowering and inspiring the next generation, and transferring skills so that tomorrow’s conservationists can study, understand and conserve […]

Dr Jane at the Sofia Science Festival, Bulgaria

On the 15th May, Dr Jane gave a talk at the 2021 Sofia Science Festival on the topic “Why I have hope for a better tomorrow”. She spoke about her early years in Gombe; the challenges she faced; the amazing chimpanzees and why we must protect our closest animal relative; the damage that humans have […]

Dr Jane Goodall Receives 2021 Templeton Prize – the biggest single Award of her 60-Year career

Pennsylvania, USA, May 20, 2021 – Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace and world-renowned ethologist and conservationist, whose ground-breaking discoveries changed humanity’s understanding of its role in the natural world, was announced as the winner of the 2021 Templeton Prize. The Templeton Prize, valued at over $1.5 million, is […]

Mark your calendar for the JGI’s Silent Auction 2021

Last year the pandemic prevented us from organising many physical fundraising events which, in turn, gave birth to the Silent Auction. The positive feedback from 2020 encouraged us to continue collecting funds for our work and projects with special exhibits from the Jane Goodall Community. Your help is needed! The Jane Goodall Institutes from Austria, […]