Global board of Trustees


Dr. Jane Goodall



Peter L. Biro †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††


Vice Chair

Maria Susana Pataro†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††



Patrick van Veen



Polly Cevallos


Representatives for Asia and Australia

Polly Cevallos †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Matthew Durnin 

Boon Kang†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††



Representative for Africa

Simon Carr


Representatives for Europe

Monica Pace

Patrick van Veen



Representatives for North America

Don Kendall†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Brian Graff

John Wall


Representative for South America

Maria Susana Pataro


At Large 
Mary Lewis




JGIG supports wildlife research, education and conservation. JGIG promotes informed and compassionate action to improve the environment shared by all Earthís living creatures.


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 Increase awareness of and compassion for all animals, but especially chimpanzees, both in the wild and in captivity;

 Foster public understanding of the interconnection that exists between humans, animals and the environment;

 Increase support for habitat and species conservation, particularly for chimpanzees;

 Support non-invasive research on chimpanzee behaviour;

 Through Jane Goodallís ROOTS & SHOOTS program, empower young people to take action in local and global environmental and humanitarian initiatives;

 Inspire and engage citizens around the world to take action in said initiatives to make this a better world.

Core values

 To strive to respect, nourish and protect all living things; people; animals and the environment are all interconnected.

 To believe that knowledge leads to understanding and that understanding will encourage us to take action.

 To believe that every individual has the ability to make a positive difference.

 To believe that flexibility and open mindedness are essential to enable us to respond to a changing world.

 To require integrity and compassion in all that we do and say.