Silent Auction 2020: a Promise of Hope

  • We are not asking for charity to help save the wildlife – and ultimately the people – of African forests. We are asking for a collective investment in the future and in a legacy that we can be proud of. We do not have much time left. We must act now.

    Dr. Jane Goodall, DBEFounder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

The current pandemic has turned our world upside down and many things are standing still. One thing that should not stand still is the work and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall. Your help is needed more than ever! The environmental activist and UN ambassador of peace invites you to support her projects through this silent auction. The proceeds from the sale of the exhibits will go into the work of the Jane Goodall Institute. We would like to thank the buyers, donors and those who sponsored the very special items and exhibits. Especially in these unusual times, none of this can be taken for granted.

The diversity of the exhibits from Austria, Belgium, England, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain is as colorful, vital and varied as the biodiversity in the forests of Africa, which we are protecting.

Bidding is very simple. From 20th November 2020, 16:00 CET to 24th of November 2020, 22:00 CET you can bid for your favourite items. The auction website will be launched and communicated on Friday 20 November on this website. The highest bidders will be notified by telephone on Wednesday, 25th and will then receive the exhibits by post (within Europe).

The following items from JGI Belgium will be auctioned:

"Whale tower" by Prince Hussain Aga Khan.
Framed photograph of a humpback mother, calf and escort. Picture taken by the Prince on one of his travels in 2014 to Vava'u, Tonga.
whale tower
Limited edition picture "European Flamingo" by Yvonne Bekkers, printed on Dibond.
Exclusive painting of Jane's beloved Gremlin, Golden and Glitter by our talented ambassador Tania Dreelinck with a personal message from Jane Goodall.
Tania made this painting on Jane's request so it truly is one of a kind!
A limited edition print made by artist Alain Thimmesch. The digital artwork "Three Chimpanzees" is framed and comes with a signed certificate.
3 chimpanzees
Explore the wonderful wildlife in Tanzania in this all-inclusive safari! The trip includes 6 nights/7 Days to Ausha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & the Serengeti.
Delicious lunch for 2, at Michelin Star Bistro Racine (Braine-le-Chateau)

Bistro Racine lunch

How it works:

Spread joy in two ways by not only treating yourself or your loved ones to something very special, but also helping to protect our planet!

The unique online auction is only available from Friday 20th November, 16:00 till Tuesday 24th November, 22:00!
You have the opportunity to purchase various exclusive products and experiences for the benefit of the Jane Goodall Institute. You will not only treat yourself, but also help the environment. You will support people and animals in the JGI project areas.

Get ready for Friday 20th November at 16:00 CET!

1. Click on the button „START THE AUCTION“
2. In our online gallery you now have the opportunity to scroll through the wonderful works of art and articles.
3. You have found something that makes your heart beat faster? Register in less than a minute.
4. Click on „REGISTER“ and enter your data and your personal password.
5. From now on you can easily bid and/or make a donation. Your bids, personal data and donation amounts are only visible to us and no other participants.

Alternative participation by e-mail or telephone

You have the possibility to place your bids or donation requests by phone or e-mail.
Your contact persons:
Doris Schreyvogel
Phone +43 699 131 86 087

Rahel Noser
Phone +41 786 64494

Sabrina Behm
Phone +49 174 – 888 87 95

Some of the auction items are available multiple times.

If you bid on several items at once, you may be the highest bidder for more than one item.

On Wednesday 25thd November we will inform you immediately whether you are among the lucky highest bidders.

Your chances increase with the amount of your bids! You cannot see the highest bidding level. This is a concealed auction. Our tip: A bid above the guide value increases your chances.

We hope you enjoy the silent auction, wish you the best of luck and say
for helping us to make a difference.

Hero image credit: Michael Neugebauer
The Jane Goodall Institute does not endorse handling, interacting or close proximity to chimpanzees or other wildlife. This is a historical photograph / video that cannot be cut or shown outside the original context.