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Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global organisation that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

The Jane Goodall Institute's projects in Africa are groundbreaking and globally renowned for effectively helping local people take charge of the conservation and development of their own communities, and also help the chimpanzees who they live alongside.

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots is our global education programme for young people, empowering them to become involved in hands-on projects to benefit their local community, animals and the environment we all share. In the UK Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots groups are now active in over 1,600 schools.


  • Yoko seems to have finally found his feet on Tchibebe Island. Initially he struggled to integrate with the other chimpanzees but over the past six months this group has really settled down well. Yoko is being a good leader, having won the trust and respect of both the males and females in his group.

  • Mbebo is often one of the first chimpanzees to investigate new areas or new foods. He is a leader in his group. So others will often observe and follow his lead when it comes to new foods, or places to explore.

  • One of the caregivers offered the chimps soy porridge, which Jeje loves! He cannot wait for his turn and dips his hand into the bucket and starts licking the soy porridge off his fingers.

  • After such a bad start in life the orphans at Tchimpounga sanctuary need a lot of love and reassurance. The carers at Tchimpounga are dedicated to looking after these youngsters and as you can see carer Jean is only too happy to comfort and play with Dudu and Jack.

  • Isabelle gets along well with everyone. She is very social and with her intellect, who knows, in the future she could become a key female leader of her community.

  • Jane Goodall and Fifi

    Fifi studies Jane Goodall in her tent at Gombe.

  • Jane and Fifi

    (Photo credit: Michael Neugebauer)

  • Dr. Jane Goodall

    (Photo credit: Michael Neugebauer) Dr. Jane Goodall and Galahad in Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

  • Jane Goodall and Baby Chimp

    (Photo credit: Stuart Clarke) Young researcher Jane Goodall with baby chimpanzee Flint at Gombe Stream Reasearch Center in Tanzania.

  • As you can see, it is not only chimpanzees that live at Tchimpounga sanctuary in Congo. Here are youngsters Jeje, Zola with sanctuary dog Lobo.

  • As well as caring for orphan chimpanzees, Tchimpounga sanctuary in Congo has undertaken the care and rehabilitation of a number of rescued mandrills. A large part of JGI’s work with mandrills is its Mandrill Release Programme, a programme which seeks to rehabilitate rescued mandrills and release them back into the forest where they belong. JGI has successfully released several of mandrills into the Conkouati-Douli National Park in the Republic of Congo. So far, the Mandrill Release Programme has been very successful. Perhaps one of the best signs that a release has been successful is when new babies are conceived and born to members of the group once they are in the wild. Here you can see Mbote with her infant.