Dr. Jane Goodall DBE

UN Messenger of Peace

Jane Goodall DBE is an internationally recognised authority on the primate world. For her efforts to observe and preserve all species, she has received honors and accolades from governments, nonprofits, universities, and professional organisations.

"An iconic conservationist"

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Topics

  • Sustainability Education
  • Life among Chimpanzees at Gombe Stream Nacional Park
  • Conservation and Development in Africa
  • Population, Health and Environment in Africa

Languages

She presents in English.

How she presents

Dr. Goodall lifts the audience to new heights, inspiring them to reach above and beyond through compassion, consumer action, and education.

Publications

  • Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants
  • Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink
  • Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gomb
  • Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating
  • The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for The Animals We Love
  • The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love

In Detail

Dr. Goodhall established the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Today, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots connects hundreds of thousands of youth in more than 130 countries who take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. She was sought-out to speak at this year's World Economic Forum at the launch of an initiative to plant one trillion trees by 2030, where she delivered moving remarks on shifting the culture around conservation. Her groundbreaking work is also the subject of a new documentary Jane: The Hope, as well as a new multimedia exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C.

WHAT she OFFERS YOU

Dr. Goodall takes the audience on an ecological journey, discussing highlights and low points of her experiences in the jungle. She shows how progress is helping research (DNA analysis) and hurting the environment (clear-cutting). She draws a dozen parallels between primate and human behaviour, making the point that we really aren't all that different.

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