The Jane Goodall Institute


CAUSE: protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share

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

Everything is connected. Everyone can make a difference.  

It’s amazing what happens when people see the difference they can make.

Once people realize their power to make a difference in the lives of their families, communities and environment, there’s no going back—only forward. The Jane Goodall Institute helps one success lead to another as we build on the impact we’re making together: restoring critical habitat to save chimpanzees from extinction; improving health for women and education for girls; cultivating local livelihoods in harmony with nature; and helping young people become the informed generation of conservation leaders the world so urgently needs through our Roots & Shoots youth programs in nearly 100 countries.

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

Today, there are as few as 340.000.

Founded in 1992, the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center is one of the largest chimpanzee sanctuaries in Africa, with nearly 140 rescued and rehabilitated chimpanzees. In the Republic of Congo, Tchimpounga serves as a beacon of hope, taking in orphaned chimpanzees rescued from the illegal pet or bushmeat trade. Through the expert care of the JGI staff and the generous support of people just like you, Tchimpounga is a second chance for chimpanzees who have suffered. 

You can support their care and help the JGI keep their promise to never turn away a chimpanzee in need by becoming a Chimpanzee Guardian today.


290 chimpanzees and gorillas receive care in this sanctuary managed by the JGI.

600 girls have returned to school after receiving mentorship from a peer educator.

309 scholarships provided to young women to support their education.

When you support the Jane Goodall Institute, you make real change happen for people, animals and the natural world we all share. Now is the time to take a stand for what you love. Join us in bringing about tangible successes that give all of us reason to hope—and act—for a better world.

With your support, JGI can protect chimpanzees, conserve critical habitat while strengthening surrounding communities, and empower the next generation of conservation leaders.

Become a chimp guardian and give orphaned chimpanzees a second chance at life.

Learn more about The Jane Goodall Institute’s mission and how you can help this cause.