The Jane Goodall Institute’s overall mission is to “conserve chimpanzees and their habitats.”

JGI’s vision that stable, viable and diverse populations of chimpanzees live in peaceful co-existence with human communities.


Core Objectives

  • JGI strives to respect, nourish and protect all living things, humans, animals and the environment, as they are all interconnected.
  • JGI believes that knowledge leads to understanding, and that understanding encourages action.
  • JGI believes that every individual has the ability to make a positive difference.
  • JGI believes that flexibility and open mindedness are essential in enabling us to respond to a changing world.
  • JGI requires integrity and compassion in all that we do and say.


  • Increase conservation of chimpanzees and their habitats
  • Increase awareness of, support for and training in issues related to our relationships with one another, the environment and other animals, leading to positive behavior change
  • Expand noninvasive research on chimpanzees and other primates
  • Promote activities that ensure the well-being of chimpanzees, other primates and all animal
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