In 1977, Jane founded the Jane Goodall Institute to support the research she began in Gombe, Tanzania and encourage protection of chimpanzees in their habitats. Knowing that local communities are key to protecting chimpanzees, Jane redefined traditional conservation with an approach that recognizes the central role people play in the well-being of animals and habitat. In 1991, she started the Roots & Shoots
program to support young people and to foster the next generation
of conservation leaders our world so urgently needs.

Photo Credit: Fernando Turmo/JGI Congo, Hugo Van Lawick, JGI U.S.