Sunday, 18 November 2018 / Published in News, Roots & Shoots
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program in Australia has partnered with Cool Australia to deliver 15 primary school lesson plans with some 60 resources and around 100 minutes of content. The lessons are integrated into the Australian curriculum in a fun and educational format that teaches young people about the work of Dr Jane Goodall
Monday, 05 November 2018 / Published in Conservation, News
Palm oil has received a lot of attention in the last few weeks, and we are proud to say that a member of our JGIA team, Natasha Coutts, has been plugged in representing JGI in the Australasian Responsible Palm Oil Network. Recently, there was a vote on the new Principles and Criteria for the Roundtable
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 / Published in Africa Programs, Jane, Jane's Research, News
(London UK) October 9, 2018 –With the imminent publication of Horizon Scan, a ground-breaking report that, for the first time, identifies and prioritizes the most urgent issues fueling wildlife trafficking, and as delegates gather for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London, UK, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announces the launch of the ForeverWild campaign
Recently members of the Roots & Shoots and National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) met in Melbourne to develop the strategic plan for Roots & Shoots. In addition to the State Coordinators from WA (Bill Waterer), Victoria (Sarah Triolo), Queensland (Peta Wilson) and New South Wales (K-Lynn Smith), members of the NYLC met to discuss the
Saturday, 13 October 2018 / Published in Conservation, JGI Australia, News
You can help save chimpanzees simply by recycling your old phone. How do old phones help chimpanzees? The mining of coltan poses a substantial threat to African great apes. Coltan is a mineral used in electronics. Mining results in the clearing of habitat in coltan-rich areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where
Saturday, 06 October 2018 / Published in JGI Australia, News
In June, the Senate referred Australia’s faunal extinction crisis to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry. This inquiry aims to address over 12 important aspects of the crisis such as the wider ecological impacts of faunal extinction and the adequacy of Commonwealth environment laws. Earlier this year, the inquiry accepted submissions for consideration
Friday, 28 September 2018 / Published in Conservation, JGI Australia, News
Australia has one of the worst faunal extinction records on Earth. A reasonable way to compare Australia’s extinction rate with other nations is to look at the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List. According to the IUCN, only three countries have lost more animal species than Australia. Australia is
Thursday, 20 September 2018 / Published in JGI Australia, News
A Pant-Hoot goes out to Debby Veldstra for all her support over the past 5 years. Debby was the wizard behind the info@ email and helped keep JGIA systems up and running. She helped with tours, Gift Certificates, recruiting and was always on hand to help in any way she could. “I have many fond