Inspire, Take action, and Make a difference.

For wildlife research, education, and conservation.

Animals- our chimpanzee sanctuaries in Africa provide safe, loving, and natural habitats for orphan chimpanzees who were victims of the illegal bushmeat trade.

People- based on the principle that knowledge leads to compassion, which inspires action, Roots and Shoots engages and inspires youth of all ages through service learning.

Environment- through our community-centered conservation programs in Africa we work with local villages to build sustainable livelihoods while promoting regional conservation goals.

1. Working to benefit all of us Great Apes.

2. Recognizing the interconnectedness of People, Animals, and the Environment.

3. Care and Concern for animals, the human community, and environment.

4. "Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference."

5. "Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved."

6. "If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way."

7. "The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak themselves."