About the Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) was founded by Dr. Jane Goodall herself in 1977. JGI is a global nonprofit organization that urges people to make the world a better place for all living things. Its missions include providing people around the world with a better understanding of apes, contributing to the preservation of their habitats, and creating a worldwide network of young people who will take action in caring for their environment and its inhabitants. They encourage things such as the reforestation of Tanzania, putting an end to the illegal bushmeat trade, and removing snares and other traps that are used to harm chimpanzees and other apes.
"We have a choice to use the gift of our lives to make the world a better place." Dr. Jane Goodall- English zoologist & ethologist (1934 - )
"It was a very, very touching moment; one of the most amazing things that's ever happened to me. The warmth of her embrace is something I shall never forget." Dr. Jane Goodall- English zoologist & ethologist (1934 - )
This video shows Jane Goodall and Dr. Rebeca Atencia releasing a chimpanzee named Wounda into the wild. Wounda was one of many chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. Wounda almost died, but due to expert care provided at Tchimpounga, she was able to be released in 2014.
The Jane Goodall Institute as a whole is an example of Dr. Goodall's legacy due to its effective work in helping animals. The institute is a constant reminder of how Jane's findings changed the way people view chimpanzees and recognize the importance of conserving chimpanzees' habitats.
Header image courtesy of the Jane Goodall Institute