Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Programme Legacy Fund
Who we are
Our mission at the Jane Goodall Institute is to secure the incredible vision and programmes that Dr Goodall has worked so tirelessly to achieve. This would mean a great deal to her, not just in the immediate future, but in the much longer term. There could not be a better legacy for her life's work.
Jane Goodalls Roots & Shoots programme is an education programme for young people. Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by providing teachers with free resources and activities. It is a key programme for the Jane Goodall Institute Globally:
MISSION JGI's mission is to work to prevent the extinction of chimpanzees through conservation, research and education. Our work involves the preservation and research of chimpanzees in the wild, conservation and sustainable development work with local communities to create a better environment for them, the chimpanzees and the planet, and a Global humanitarian educational youth programme to inspire young people to make a better planet for all.
HISTORY Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation internationally in 1977. Initially JGI aimed to provide ongoing support for field research on wild chimpanzees, to help arrest the rapid decline of chimpanzee populations in the wild and to stop their neglect and abuse in captivity. The Institute's mission has now expanded to include conservation and environmental education, reforestation projects, and natural resource management for the purposes of habitat conservation and protection.
PROJECTS Sanctuaries, where chimpanzees orphaned by poachers are provided with long-term care and rehabilitation. JGI has sanctuaries in Congo, Uganda and South Africa. Habitats, including the Gombe Stream Research Centre, where Dr Goodall and her staff have observed and documented wild chimpanzee behaviour since 1960, and Kibale Forest National Park. The Congo Basin Project, launched by JGI in 2000, addresses the root social and economic influences that drive participation in the bushmeat trade. TACARE, a reforestation project in western Tanzania, focused on improving the residents’ standard of living while promoting sustainable agriculture, reforestation, curbing soil erosion, and providing educational opportunities for the local population. Roots & Shoots is an environmental and humanitarian education programme for young people.