She blazed the trail.
The next steps are up to us.

We are a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Everything is connected—everyone can make a difference.

Our Work

In 1900, an estimated 1 million chimpanzees lived in the wild.

Today, there are as few as 340,000.

We’re on a mission to save chimpanzees from extinction. Together, we can turn these numbers around.

Learn more about all the things we do. »

Q: While observing the chimpanzees in Gombe, what type of shoes did Jane wear most often?

A: Low-top canvas sneakers (but she mostly went barefoot).

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acres of habitat protected

chimpanzees and gorillas living in the habitats JGI protects


communities supported worldwide


projects led by young people through Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”
Dr. Jane Goodall

Photo credits on this page, top to bottom and left to right: Norman Jean Roy, Rajah Bose/Gonzaga University, JGI/ Anna Mosser, Vanne Morris-Goodall