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At the age of 26, Jane Goodall set off from her home in England into present day Tanzania to study wild chimpanzees with nothing but a pair of binoculars and a notebook. Continuing this 1960’s landmark study of the relationships between humans and animals, Jane went on to establish the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to expand the Gombe research and ensure that chimpanzees and their natural habitats would continue to be protected. With the intention to connect and inspire, Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots in 1991 to encourage youth to take action. Today, this global environmental and humanitarian program has more than 150,000 members in more than 120 countries. Jane continues to travel an average of 300 days a year to speak about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her sustained hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on earth.
Dr. Goodall has been awarded the eTown Lifetime E-Chievement award for her continued dedication to making the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment.
For more information about Dr. Goodall and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org.
The Jane Goodall Institute-USA Headquarters
Telephone: (703) 682-9220
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