Goodall conservation institute branching out to Tel Aviv, primate doyenne reveals

The 26th branch of the Jane Goodall Institute will be established at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College in northern Israel, world renowned primate expert Dame Jane Goodall announces at the 50th conference of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences in Tel Aviv.

The Goodall Institute says it strives to inspire people to conserve the natural world.

The location of the new branch is thanks to a 20-plus-year relationship between Goodall and Israeli evolutionary anthropologist and chimpanzee researcher Itai Roffman.

A lecturer displays a picture of Itai Roffman, left, with Jane Goodall, during an ecology conference in Tel Aviv on July 6, 2022. (Sue Surkes/Times of Israel)

Roffman, who for years has organized informal activities with children in different countries within the framework of Goodall’s Roots and Shoots educational initiative, will serve as co-director of the new branch.

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