Dr. Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall Institute
Founder, UN Messenger of Peace
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world.
Dr. Goodall is known for her ground-breaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest running wild chimpanzee study in the world.
Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through the Jane Goodall Institute which has offices in 26 countries (including the UK) advancing community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment.
Jane is growing the next generation of compassionate changemakers through her ‘Roots & Shoots’ environmental and humanitarian youth programme, now active in over 60 countries, including the UK.
Today, Jane continues to connect with worldwide audiences, despite the challenges of the pandemic, through ‘Virtual Jane’ including remote lectures, recordings, and her podcast, the “Jane Goodall Hopecast.” In 2021, Jane was the recipient of the Templeton Prize, and her newest book, “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times,” was published in numerous countries and multiple languages.
Jane is a global icon spreading hope and turning it into meaningful positive impact to create a better world for people, other animals, and the planet we share.
Rebuilding Our Collective Future
One of the most recognized members in the movement towards sustainability, the world-renowned ethologist contemplates what we need to rebuild and revitalize the world we are passing onto the next generation. Beyond greenwashing and hollow calls to be merely eco-“friendly,” Dr. Goodall shoots straight and tells us what is required of all of us today, for the sake of tomorrow.