The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global nonprofit focused on inspiring individual action to improve the understanding, welfare and conservation of great apes and to safeguard the planet we all share. Our mission is based in Dr. Jane Goodall's belief that the well-being of our world relies on people taking an active interest in all living things.
Our work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision.
Specifically, we seek to:
-Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy
-Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities
-Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them.