About The Jane Goodall Institute Australia

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) was founded in 2007 and is an Australian non-profit and registered environmental organisation.
Our Philosophy is centered on the interconnectedness of Animals, People and the Environment (APE) and our Purpose is to
“inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment”.

Our Purpose

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) was founded in 2007 and is an Australian non-profit and registered environmental organisation.

Our Philosophy is centered on the inter-connectedness of Animals, People and the Environment (APE) and our Purpose is to “inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment.

Our History

Dr Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned primatologist, ethologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. We now have offices in 35 countries around the world.

Our Impact

We work to promote the conservation of chimpanzees and other great apes (as our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom) and, through our Roots & Shoots (R&S) program, aim to empower the next generation to be socially and environmentally conscious citizens of our shared planet.

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Our Programs

At JGIA we have two main programs that we support and fund.

 

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Our Roots & Shoots Program empowers young Australians and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter most to them. We create an ever expanding network of Australians, connected with their global counterparts, who are inspired to be change-making global citizens. Our Roots & Shoots members can apply for a mini grant to fund their projects. 

Jane Goodall Africa Programs

Our Africa Programs conserve and protect chimpanzees, natural habitat and surrounding communities in Africa. Our community centered conservation programs include a range of activities from basic needs such as education, health and water sanitation to park rangers who protect animals from poachers. We also support chimpanzee sanctuaries which provide a lifelong home for orphaned animals.

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The Jane Goodall Institute Australia constantly strives to improve the world around us for both humans and animals.

Our Team

Everything we do is in support of our philosophy of connecting Animals, People and the Environment.

Nancy Moloney
CEO

“I joined the JGIA family because I believe in the messages of hope and inspiration. From our legacy of chimps in Africa to our future of young people in Roots & Shoots, our purpose has always been to inspire actions that help each one of us to make a difference. Nothing compares to seeing a young face light up when they realise that they can, and do, make a difference.”

Natasha Coutts
National Roots & Shoots, Phone Recycling & Palm Oil Campaign Coordinator

“JGIA actively supports and embodies many of the ideals that I aim to live by: care, compassion, understanding and preservation of all people, animals and the environment.”

Janey Kennedy
National Youth Leadership Council Coordinator

“Through Roots & Shoots, I have grown up hearing Jane Goodall’s message that ‘each one of us can make a difference’. This is what’s motivated me to contribute to improving the state of our planet and its communities. Now my goal is to inspire other youth to join us in actively creating a kind, peaceful and sustainable world where we value all living things.”

Debby Veldstra
Technical Advisor

“I volunteer for JGIA because I believe in making a difference. JGIA’S APE philosophy combines the importance of animals, people and the environment. By focusing on these three areas, JGIA provides a holistic view of the future.”

Sue Conos
Merchandise Coordinator

“Being involved with JGIA and Roots & Shoots gave me the opportunity to meet people who care about animals, people and the environment – similar to myself, and be comfortable in that space.”

Polly Cevallos
Global Board Director

Claire Strohfeldt
Supporter Relations Coordinator

Our Board

Paul Smith
Chair

Michelle Shepherd
Media Manager/Director

Anna Chung
Treasurer/Director

Simon Duffy
Director

Zara Bending
Director

Nancy Moloney
CEO/Director

Financial Info

View our annual report for 2017.

View our annual report for 2016.

View our annual report for 2015.

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