Widely considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Jane Goodall dedicated 60 years to her study of the animal in their natural habitat. Making ground-breaking discoveries and challenging global understanding of chimps saw Jane become a trusted authority in scientific research and named a United Nations Messenger of Peace for her activism. An inspiring woman with a defining career, Jane inspires each person she meets as a speaker and offers invaluable insight on the environmental crisis’ to corporate clients, championing them to adopt responsible business practices.
Best known for her study at Gombe National Park, Jane began her 60-year research into Chimpanzees in 1960, 15 of which she spent full time in Tanzania. Throughout the course of her research, Jane made numerous pioneering discoveries about the relationship between man and animal, including debunking the myth that chimps are vegetarians and that humans are the only tool makers. Jane’s observations transformed understanding about animals, habitats and sustainability. To date, Jane continues her studies of the Kasakela chimpanzee community, using her unconventional method of naming the primates rather than numbering them.
Having gained a global reputation for her industry expertise, Jane has since founded the Jane Goodall Institute which supports the research at Gombe and pioneered the Roots and Shoots programme, which engages young people in wildlife issues. Much of Jane’s ventures since she has returned from Gombe centre around activism, campaigning for animal conservation and other environmental factors. She has written numerous best-selling books detailing her extensive experiences in Africa and beyond.
Honoured for her achievements worldwide, Jane was named a Dame Commander in 2004 and received the UNESCO Gold Medal Award. Having been listed amongst the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Jane is in demand to share her experiences as a speaker, regularly attended over 300 events a year to educate audiences on their environmental responsibility and the crisis currently faced.
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