the Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute works to create healthy ecosystems, promote sustainable livelihoods and nurture new generations of committed, ... Read more

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The Jane Goodall Institute works to create healthy ecosystems, promote sustainable livelihoods and nurture new generations of committed, active citizens around the world.

Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for 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

1. We strive to respect, nourish and protect all living things; people, animals and the environment are all interconnected

2. We believe that knowledge leads to understanding, and that understanding will encourage us to take action

3. We believe that every individual has the ability to make a positive difference

4. We believe that flexibility and open-mindedness are essential to enable us to respond to a changing world

5. We require integrity and compassion in all that we do and say