The Jane Goodall Institute NZ

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global nonprofit organisation committed to community-centred conservation and focused on inspiring individual action.  The organisation’s mission is based on Dr. Jane Goodall’s belief that the well-being of our world relies on people taking an active interest in all living things.

In 2014 Dr. Jane Goodall’s speaking tour of New Zealand attracted wide public and media interest and it became clear that the time was right to establish a Chapter of the Jane Goodall institute in New Zealand, joining 27 other JGI chapters around the globe.

There are clear reasons why the objectives of the Jane Goodall Institute resonate with New Zealanders, not least because New Zealanders care about and value the natural environment and wildlife, but also because New Zealanders travel widely and have a deep appreciation and awareness of other environments and cultures, as well as international conservation and sustainability challenges.

UYOC: Members of the UYOC and Turboweb teams were lucky enough to listen to Jane Goodall speaking to the audience at the Regent Theatre, Dunedin, July 2017. She captivated us all with her plain speaking, open heart and simple plea - to stand up, be counted, take action, make it happen and do it now. Jane - we'll do the best we can, and then try harder to do some more.