The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand exists to undertake work on global and local sustainability issues and to inspire and empower people to take action to make the world a better place for animals, people, and the environment.
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
A healthy planet where people live sustainably and in harmony with animals and a shared environment.
Whether advocating for change on sustainable development issues or educating and supporting individuals around the world to make a difference or caring for orphaned chimpanzees, training villagers in sustainability, partnering with African women through micro-financing, —we recognise the interconnectedness of all: animals, people and the environment. A.P.E.
Globally Mindful / Locally Active
JGI’s education programme Roots & Shoots builds on the vision of Dr. Goodall to place the power for creating community based action in response to big challenges, in the hands of the younger generation.
Through hands-on learning that promotes leadership skills, critical thinking and compassion, individuals are empowered to achieve practical outcomes as agents participating in a global network of change.
Working Together Towards A Better Future
Humans are at the core of the challenges facing chimpanzees and their habitats, so we must collaborate with local communities to manage their impacts and develop positive long term effects.
JGI’s community-centered approach to conservation provides locals with the tools needed to manage natural resources for economic growth and environmental prosperity. From building medical clinics to supplying livestock, our African programs safeguard important chimpanzee habitat by diminishing human threats and supporting sustainable livelihoods.
Generations of Knowledge and Care
Over 55 years ago Dr. Jane Goodall arrived in Tanzania to help understand our closest living relative the chimpanzee. Today we continue with chimps at the heart of our mission–advancing Dr Goodall’s research and raising awareness for the plight of great apes.
Our work on the ground in Africa allows us to actively protect and rehabilitate victims of the illegal bushmeat and exotic pet trade. Working together with authorities, confiscated orphan chimpanzees–too young to be released into the wild are brought to our sanctuaries where they receive medical treatment, food, safe habitat and the opportunity to socialize with fellow primates.
The initiatives and actions of JGI, within Africa and New Zealand, address all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which strive to end poverty, protect the planet and its inhabitants, and ensure prosperity for all.
You can make contributions towards achieving the goals from your couch, house, work or classroom. Via our Roots & Shoots programme we enable and support New Zealanders to contribute towards achieving the goals through creating change projects.