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October 9, 2018

The Jane Goodall Institute Launches ForeverWild Campaign

International NGO founded by Dr. Jane Goodall raises awareness to protect species from trafficking

With the imminent publication of Horizon Scan, a ground-breaking report that, for the first time, identifies and prioritizes the most urgent issues fueling wildlife trafficking, and as delegates gather for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London, UK, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) announces the launch of the ForeverWild campaign to help end trafficking of endangered species, many on the brink of extinction.

July 26, 2018

A New Biosphere for the Planet

Gombe is now part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

JGI Tanzania was successful in working with the Tanzanian Government and UNESCO to have Gombe National Park to be included as part of a Biosphere Reserve. JGI Canada is one of the chapters that provided funding to JGI Tanzania for community consultation, which was a critical step in obtaining this designation.

June 28, 2018

What we learned from Koko the gorilla

CEO, Andria Teather offers her opinion on what we learned from the passing of Koko the gorilla

Bombarded by bad news, many of us may have missed the story of Koko, a most remarkable primate. The celebrated western lowland gorilla died peacefully in her sleep last week. She was 46 years old — elderly for a species that lives up to 30 to 40 years in the wild.

March 14, 2018

Elephanatics' Letter for an #IvoryFreeCanada Goes to the Government

JGI Canada is now a signatory to a letter requesting a ban of domestic ivory trade

We are asking the Canadian government to take a lead role, as other international countries have done.  As a country we not only have a responsibility but a moral obligation to be part of saving one of Earth’s most precious animals – the elephant.

February 4, 2018

Minister Bibeau announces Canadian organizations selected for International Indigenous and Youth Internship programs

JGI to receive funding to run an International Aboriginal Youth Internship.

Under the indigenous-focused IAYI initiative, eight organizations will receive up to $10.5 million over five years to help engage Indigenous youth interns as global citizens who support international development.

August 1, 2017

Jane Goodall Returns to Canada!

Dr. Goodall to deliver lecture in Winnipeg, 1 night only

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI Canada) is thrilled to announce that celebrated primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall will be delivering her legendary lecture in Winnipeg, MB on Friday, September 29th.

April 5, 2017

Interview Opportunities with Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Goodall is available for questions on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

On April 12 and 13, 2017, Dr. Jane Goodall will be delivering evening lectures at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC.

September 27, 2016

Jane Goodall Collection by G Adventures launches

Partnership formed to promote importance of wildlife-friendly travel

G Adventures is proud to announce a new partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute. Through this collaboration, G Adventures hopes to raise awareness of the importance of wildlife-friendly tourism, curating a programme of 20 wildlife trips to form the Jane Goodall Collection by G Adventures.

All trips in the collection are endorsed by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. The Jane Goodall Institute protects endangered species through conservation strategies that incorporate the needs of local communities, understanding that helping people saves wildlife.

September 19, 2016

Dr. Jane Goodall’s East Coast Canada Tour

Dr. Goodall to deliver lectures in PEI and Moncton, NB, 3 nights only

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI Canada) is proud to announce that celebrated primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall will be delivering her lecture Gombe & Beyond in Charlottetown, PEI on October 2 and 3. She will give the same lecture in Moncton, NB on October 4.

On these three special evenings, Dr. Goodall will share tales of her unique experience researching the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania with ground-breaking results.

March 23, 2016

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada Opens a New Office

JGI Canada opens its first western office in Edmonton, Alberta

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI Canada) is proud to announce the opening of the organization’s first western office, located in the same office building as the Environmental Services Association of Alberta – a longtime supporter and partner.

To celebrate the opening, JGI Canada is holding a special event on March 23 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. CEO Andria Teather will be giving a short address at 4:15pm.

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. JGI is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, with groups in more than 130 countries.

JGI Canada in the News

Hard Work Pays Off at Lord Selkirk.
June 15, 2017. Canstar Community News.
Making A Better Call
June 7, 2017. Alternatives Journal.
Inside Jane Goodall’s 83rd birthday party in Rosedale
April 19, 2017. Toronto Life.
Dr. Jane Goodall urges Vancouverites to become active global citizens
April 14, 2017. Vancouver Sun.
Jane Goodall Lauds Edmonton-area man for chimp rescue
December 3, 2016. CBC News (Edmonton)
20 Questions with Jane Goodall.
October 15, 2016. Never Apart magazine.
Dr. Jane Goodall discusses her transition from scientist to activist.
October 12, 2016. The McGill Tribune.
Photo credits, top to bottom: Adam Scotti, National Geographic, Ophir Sarusi, JGI Canada