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Dr. Jane Goodall    

Internationally Renowned Primatologist, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is now Tanzania and ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees.

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Dr. Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. When Dr. Goodall entered the forest of Gombe, the world knew very little about chimpanzees, and even less about their unique genetic kinship to humans. She took an unorthodox approach in her field research, immersing herself in their habitat and their lives to experience their complex society as a neighbor rather than a distant observer and coming to understand them not only as a species, but also as individuals with emotions and long-term bonds.

Dr. Jane Goodall’s discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools is considered one of the greatest achievements of twentieth-century scholarship. Her field research at Gombe transformed our understanding of chimpanzees and redefined the relationship between humans and animals in ways that continue to emanate around the world. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and planet we share.

She is a part of the 2021 Forbes Power Women's Summit.

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Jane Goodall Supports Groups Ending Cruel Dog Meat Trade
With South Korea’s Bok Nal days underway, the country’s animal protection campaigners mobilised at South Korea’s first ever global anti-dog meat conference...
Wildlife Advocates Want To Protect African Leopards From American Trophy Hunters
With the support of renowned wildlife experts Jane Goodall and Dereck Joubert, animal protection and conservation organizations, led by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, filed a legal petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the full protections of the Endangered Species Act to African leopards (Panthera pardus pardus)...
Jane Goodall Urges UPS To Stop Shipping Hunting Trophies
Jane Goodall has penned a letter urging UPS to stop shipping wildlife trophies.
Jane Goodall Speaks Out Against Mauritius Monkey Trade
Internationally renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall, DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, has joined animal protection organization Cruelty Free International to speak out against the Mauritius monkey trade.
Chimps in Uganda: A Visit with Jane Goodall | Expeditions, Scientific ...
Dr. Jane Goodall recently paid a brief visit to Uganda. ... Science in Action Award; Digital Education Report; 1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days; Search for Scientists/ ...

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