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Dr. Jane

Goodall

weo ambassador

Dr. Jane

Goodall

weo ambassador

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE 
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute
& UN Messenger of Peace.

Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England. From earliest childhood, she was  fascinated by animals and the Africa she discovered in the storybooks of Tarzan and Dr.  Doolittle.

In 1957, she traveled to the Kenyan farm of a friend’s parents and met the famed anthropologist  and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. In 1960, at his invitation, she began her landmark study of  chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her field research at what was then called  Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve-most notably, her discovery that chimpanzees make and  use tools-revolutionized the world of primatology and redefined the relationship between  humans and animals.

In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her vision and work  around the world and for generations to come. JGI continues the work at Gombe Stream  Research Centre and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It  is widely recognized for building on Dr. Goodall’s groundbreaking community-centred  approach to conservation and development programs in Africa, and for Roots & Shoots, the  global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots in 1991 with a group of Tanzanian students. The youth  program empowers young people in nearly 60 countries and since it’s inception in 1991 has  greatly impacted youth in over 100 countries to act as the informed conservation leaders that  the world so urgently needs.

Today, she travels an average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees,  other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope. In her speeches and books, she  emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual  action, urging her audiences to recognize their personal responsibility and ability to effect  change. “Every individual has a role to play,” she says. “Every individual makes a difference.”

 

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Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE 
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute 
& UN Messenger of Peace

Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England. From earliest childhood, she was  fascinated by animals and the Africa she discovered in the storybooks of Tarzan and Dr.  Doolittle. 

In 1957, she traveled to the Kenyan farm of a friend’s parents and met the famed anthropologist  and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. In 1960, at his invitation, she began her landmark study of  chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her field research at what was then called  Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve-most notably, her discovery that chimpanzees make and  use tools-revolutionized the world of primatology and redefined the relationship between  humans and animals. 

In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her vision and work  around the world and for generations to come. JGI continues the work at Gombe Stream  Research Center and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It  is widely recognized for building on Dr. Goodall’s groundbreaking community-centered  approach to conservation and development programs in Africa, and for Roots & Shoots, the  global environmental and humanitarian youth program. 

Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots in 1991 with a group of Tanzanian students. The youth  program empowers young people in nearly 60 countries and since it’s inception in 1991 has  greatly impacted youth in over 100 countries to act as the informed conservation leaders that  the world so urgently needs. 

Today, she travels an average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees,  other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope. In her speeches and books, she  emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual  action, urging her audiences to recognize their personal responsibility and ability to effect  change. “Every individual has a role to play,” she says. “Every individual makes a difference.” 

 

Her eloquent ability to raise public awareness and understanding has become instrumental in  her work to save chimpanzees from extinction. She is the author of numerous books that have  engaged an international readership in her life with chimpanzees. Her life and work are the  subject of numerous television documentaries, as well as the 2002 film Jane Goodall’s Wild  Chimpanzees, the 2010 documentary Jane’s Journey, and the 2017 National Geographic  documentary JANE. Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet has produced a number of features on  Dr. Goodall, including Jane Goodall’s Return to Gombe, Jane Goodall’s State of the Great Ape,  When Animals Talk, Jane’s Goodall’s Heroes, and Almost Human. 
 

Dr. Goodall is the recipient of many honors, including the Medal of Tanzania, the National  Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal, Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin  Medal in Life Science, the UNESCO 60th Anniversary Medal, and the Gandhi/King Award for  Non-violence. In April 2002, Secretary General Kofi Annan named Dr. Goodall a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In a 2004 ceremony at Buckingham Palace, she became a Dame  Commander of the British Empire. In 2006, she received France’s highest recognition, the  Legion of Honor. 

For more information please visit www.janegoodall.org.au

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is centered on the interconnectedness of Animals, People and the Environment (APE) with a purpose to “inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment.”

Her eloquent ability to raise public awareness and understanding has become instrumental in  her work to save chimpanzees from extinction. She is the author of numerous books that have  engaged an international readership in her life with chimpanzees. Her life and work are the  subject of numerous television documentaries, as well as the 2002 film Jane Goodall’s Wild  Chimpanzees, the 2010 documentary Jane’s Journey, and the 2017 National Geographic  documentary JANE. Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet has produced a number of features on  Dr. Goodall, including Jane Goodall’s Return to Gombe, Jane Goodall’s State of the Great Ape,  When Animals Talk, Jane’s Goodall’s Heroes, and Almost Human. 
 

Dr. Goodall is the recipient of many honors, including the Medal of Tanzania, the National  Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal, Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin  Medal in Life Science, the UNESCO 60th Anniversary Medal, and the Gandhi/King Award for  Nonviolence. In April 2002, Secretary General Kofi Annan named Dr. Goodall a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In a 2004 ceremony at Buckingham Palace, she became a Dame  Commander of the British Empire. In 2006, she received France’s highest recognition, the  Legion of Honor. 

For more information please visit www.janegoodall.org

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is centered on the interconnectedness of Animals, People and the Environment (APE) with a purpose to “inspire actions that connect people with animals and our shared environment.”

Oh, the world needs those standing on the Bridge, For they know how Eternity reaches to earth In the wind that brings music to the leaves Of the forest: in the drops of rain that caress The sleeping life of the desert: in the sunbeams Of the first spring day in an alpine meadow. Only they can blow the dust from the seeing eyes Of those who are blind.

Oh, the world needs those standing on the Bridge, For they know how Eternity reaches to earth In the wind that brings music to the leaves Of the forest: in the drops of rain that caress The sleeping life of the desert: in the sunbeams Of the first spring day in an alpine meadow. Only they can blow the dust from the seeing eyes Of those who are blind.