About Us

Our History: Dr Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned primatologist, 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 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 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 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.

Our Programs: At JGIA we have two main programs that we support and fund:

  •  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 Africa Programs conserve and protect chimpanzees, natural habitat and surrounding communities in Africa. Our community centred 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.

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

Our Policies and Reports: 

At JGIA we are proud of our work and we adhere to the highest possible professional standards of management and governance. We have developed policies to ensure the sound stewardship of your information and donations. We operate on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year and report accordingly.

JGIA Annual Report 2016

JGIA Annual Report 2015

JGIA Constitution

JGIA Privacy Policy