Dr. Jane Goodall DBE

Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

Jane Goodall DBE, a renowned a renowned primatologist, ethologist and environmentalist, is celebrated for her groundbreaking research on wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. Her advocacy has been instrumental in driving global reform, increasing public awareness and reshaping perspectives on issues such as community-led conservation, technology in conservation, human rights and the climate crisis.

"An iconic conservationist"

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


She presents in English.

How she presents

Dr. Goodall's captivating presence and impassioned words elevate her audience to aspire to greater heights, igniting their passion for compassion, action and education.

Books & Media

  • The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for an Endangered Planet
  • 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

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 youths in more than 130 countries who take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. Jane is a global icon who was appointed UN Messenger of Peace in 2002. For her work she has received many honours including a damehood in 2004. Now, she’s studying new subjects – humans! She has recently become a host of a brand-new podcast which will take listeners on a journey about her extraordinary life as well as hear from other changemaking guests.


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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