Jane Goodall


Image of a sustainable energy source

In July of 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall (DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace) embarked upon her historic analysis of chimpanzee conduct in what is now Tanzania. Gombe Stream became the source from which later primatological research would spring, and it was there that the relationship between humankind and animals was fundamentally redefined.

Her Institute

In 1977, Dr. Goodall set up the Jane Goodall Institute, which still carries out the Gombe research and is an international authority for the preservation of chimpanzees and their habitats. This organization is widely acknowledged for its forward-thinking, community-based conservation and development activities in Africa, as well as for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, a worldwide ecological and human rights youth program.

Furthermore and in 1991, Dr. Goodall and the Goodall Institute began the Roots & Shoots initiative. That’s alongside a contingent of Tanzanian students. Presently, this program has connected numerous youth in over 120 countries. All to take action to improve the planet for people, animals and the environment.

Speaking Most of the Year

On an annual basis, Dr. Goodall spends about 300 days talking about the dangers that chimpanzees face. Also other ecological issues and her optimism. Especially that people will be able to address the problems that have been brought about by humans.

Most noteworthy, the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and the prestigious Kyoto Prize of Japan were all awarded to Dr. Goodall. Furthermore, in 2002, she was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace and then in 2003. For she became a Dame of the British Empire.


In addition,


Disneynature takes viewers to the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a True Life Adventure. One that features an endearing young chimpanzee called Oscar and his unique take on life. His enthusiasm and enthusiasm for exploration show the intelligence and resourcefulness. I mean of some of the most remarkable creatures in the animal world. Together, Oscar’s family, including his mother Isha and their leader Freddy, traverse the complex terrain of the forest. Instead of taking an afternoon nap, Oscar and his fellow young chimpanzees prefer to make a mess. But when Oscar’s family is also challenged by another group of chimpanzees, he is left to fend for himself. That’s until help arrives and alters his life. Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield (“Earth”) direct this movie, which is narrated by Tim Allen (Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” ABC’s “Last Man Standing”).


Any of you who can encourage young people of all ages, from all backgrounds, to look up rootsandshoots.org, as well as our own janegoodall.org websites, I will be very, very grateful to you, and so will the chimps, and so will the children.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 3pm ET


Camera person for chimpanzee movie

Chimpanzees from the movie

Chimpanzee movie poster