Jane Goodall Institute

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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 Jane Goodall.[1]

The institute has offices in more than twenty-five countries around the world.[2]

Activities[edit]

Protecting Great Apes[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.[3]

Improving Gender and Health Outcomes[edit]

JGI achieves this through community-centered health projects, improvements to water supplies, and programs designed to keep girls in school.[4]

Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods[edit]

JGI does this through improved agricultural practices, community-managed microcredit programs, and sustainable production techniques that increase incomes while protecting forests and watersheds.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haugen, Brenda (2006). "Life and times". Jane Goodall : legendary primatologist. Minneapolis, Minn.: Compass Point Books. pp. 96–101. ISBN 9780756515904. 
  2. ^ "Our Global Presence - The Jane Goodall Institute". The Jane Goodall Institute. Retrieved 2017-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Protecting Great Apes & Primates from Disease & Trafficking - 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. 

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