Jane Goodall Institute

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Jane Goodall, institute's namesake in October 2015

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global wildlife and environment conservation organization headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. It was founded in 1977 by English primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and Genevieve di San Faustino.

Its mission is to promote understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and to build on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, their founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we share.

“We strive to respect, nourish and protect all living things; people, animals and the environment are all interconnected. We believe that knowledge leads to understanding, and that understanding will encourage us to take action. We believe that every individual has the ability to make a positive difference. We believe that flexibility and open-mindedness are essential to enable us to respond to a changing world. We require integrity and compassion in all that we do and say”[1]

JGI's main office is in the United States, but it has branches in 28 countries around the world, and its Gombe Stream Research Center is located in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.

What the Jane Goodall Institute Does[edit]

Protecting Great Apes[2][edit]

JGI works to protect chimpanzees and other primates by supporting sanctuaries, law enforcement efforts to reduce illegal trafficking and public education to protect endangered species in the wild.

Ensuring Healthy Habitats[3][edit]

JGI pairs the use of cutting-edge science and technology to inform conservation planning and to connect communities with the knowledge and resources they need to protect their forests.

Improving Gender & Health Outcomes[4][edit]

JGI achieves this through community-centered health projects, improvements to water supplies and programs designed to keep girls in school.

Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods[5][edit]

JGI does this through improved agricultural practices, community-managed microcredit programs, and sustainable production techniques that increase incomes while protecting forests and watersheds.

Using Science & Technology for Conservation[6][edit]

JGI leverages cutting-edge technology to achieve lasting, on-the-ground conservation resulting in critical habitats.

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots[7][edit]

The Roots & Shoots program inspires young people of all ages to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and nature.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "the Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Protecting Great Apes & Primates from Disease & Trafficking - The Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Ensuring Healthy Habitats - The Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Improving Gender & Health Outcomes - The Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods - The Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  6. ^ "Science & Technology for Conservation - The Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  7. ^ "Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots - The Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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