The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania ( JGI-TZ) is a registered non-governmental and non –profit making organization engaged in wildlife research, education and conservation. The Institute continues Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior, which transformed scientific perception of the relationship between humans and animals.
JGI-TZ has the following objectives:
- To preserve wildlife and to educate the public on the benefits of co-existence of wildlife and mankind.
- To advocate for chimpanzees in the wild, and conservation of their habits
- To provide expertise in the management of natural resources, including sponsoring youth in pursuit of wildlife conservation training.
- To foster rural development for communities to maintain their natural resources.
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania works in the following thematic areas:
- Protecting chimpanzees – It works to safeguard chimpanzees and other animal species by protecting their habitats.
- Conservation and communities – The community-centered conservation activities work to preserve and restore the environment while supporting sustainable livelihoods.
- Education and outreach – Roots & Shoots inspires each individual to demonstrate care and concern for Animals, Environment and the community