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Image Courtesy of the Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute has been initiated by primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall in 1977 and is today present in 26 countries worldwide. As a global conservation organization, the Jane Goodall Institute protects chimpanzees and inspires action to conserve the natural world we all share, with the aim to improve the lives of people, animals and the environment.

The charity works closely with local communities, inspiring hope through the collective power of individual action. Through Roots & Shoots, their youth-led community action and learning program, young people and those young at heart acquire the knowledge and skills to become compassionate conservation leaders in their own backyards.

Roots & Shoots Environmental Education and Conservation project

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The project, supported by the Swarovski Foundation and set in the Hoima and Kikuube Districts of Western Uganda, aims to improve public awareness and understanding of the plight of great apes and their forests and to promote conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and a positive attitude of children towards the environment. The project will target primary school teachers and pupils who live between two formally protected areas, Budongo and Bugoma forests, an area of recent dramatic forest loss.