We pride ourselves on being an impact-focused charity. It something doesn’t make a real impact, then it has no place in our programs and campaigns. 

This work gets harder as the crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental inequity move faster, and become scarier. So we’ve doubled our efforts to scale conservation with the rate destruction. 

But we never do this work alone. These impact numbers and stories are made possible by our incredible on-the-ground partners, and supporters just like you.

By the Numbers


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals supported by our programs.


community members engaged through Roots and Shoots projects in Canada.


chimpanzees cared for at our sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.


community members impacted by our Africa programs.

Impact Reports


The world has been changing since our last report, and we have too. We’ve been implementing our new strategic direction in response to the world’s many changes.


This time revealed a deep disconnect between animals, people, and the environments we share. Critical conversations about race shone a light on the overwhelming environmental inequity faced by so many.

Students planting in our outdoor garden.


It was a difficult year, but with “our village” of support, we managed to move mountains. Here’s a summary of our impact in challenging times.

Real Life Impact: Zeze’s Story

Zeze suffered a wound to his right eye before he was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by Angolan authorities. After he arrived JGI’s Tchimpounga sanctuary in Republic of the Congo, he received 24-hour care. Zeze began to heal and adapt to his new home, and soon he was able to socialize with other chimpanzees. Given a second chance at life, Zeze now lives happily at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary.

Impact Stories from the Field

Good News Stories

My Journey of Reconciliation with the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots A.P.E Fund Grant

The Roots & Shoots A.P.E. Fund grant enabled me to provide tools to non-Indigenous youth, helping them better understand and take action towards reconciliation. The experience encouraged both my peers and me to contemplate the significance of environmental stewardship, inequity, and biodiversity loss through Indigenous perspectives and wisdom. My aim was to raise awareness of […]

Illegal Wildlife Trade

World Wildlife Day 2023: The Illegal Wildlife Trade and 50 Years of CITES

Celebrating Our Partnerships for a #ForeverWild Future This World Wildlife Day is a chance for JGI to globally recognise the special role CITES has played in regulating international wildlife trade for half a century. We understand that there are as many diverse perspectives on conservation as there are species sharing our planet. We thank the […]

From The Field

Tips and Inspiration for Working With Eco-Anxiety

*This article is not a substitute for professional help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department. For youth, counsellors at Kids Help Phone are available 24/7 via text, chat or phone. If you want to learn how to support a loved one who may […]