In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behaviour in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.
In 1977, Dr Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognised for innovative, community-centred conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.
Dr Goodall founded Roots & Shoots with a group of Tanzanian students in 1991. Today, Roots & Shoots is active in more than 60 countries and since its inception has greatly impacted participants of all ages in over 100 countries. All of whom take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.
For the past 30 years, Dr Goodall has been speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.
Dr Goodall’s honours include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, the 2021 Templeton Prize and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Dr Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire.
For more information about Dr Goodall and the global work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org.au
UN Women Australia and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia are proud to provide you with an ‘Embrace the Wild’ resource kit outlining lots of ways to notice and nurture the wild life around you: