June 23, 2004

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees, having
closely observed their behavior for the past quarter century in the
jungles of the Gombe Game Reserve in Africa, living in the chimps'
environment and gaining their confidence.

Her observations and discoveries are intemationally heralded. Her
research and writing have made, and are making, revolutionary inroads
into scientific thinking regarding the evolutions of humans.

Dr. Goodall received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1965. She
has been the Scientific Director of the Gombe Stream Research Center
since 1967. In 1984, Jane Goodall received the J. Paul Getty Wildlife
Conservation Prize for "helping millions of people understand the
importance of wildlife conservation to life on this planet." Her other
awards and international recognitions fill pages.

Her scientific articles have appeared in many issues of National
Geographic. She has written scores of papers for internationally known
scientific journals. Dr. Goodall has also written two books, Wild
Chimpanzees and In The Shadow of Man. She pleads to thousands of
people throughout the world on behalf of her career-long sponsor, the
L.S.B. Leakey Foundation.

Jane Goodall attributes her dedication and insight to her work and her
mission in life to her mother, internationally known author, Vanne

In 1985, Jane Goodall's twenty-five years of anthropological and
conservation research was published, helping us all to better
understand the relationship between all creatures. She has now devoted
over thirty years to her mission.

Dr. Goodall has expanded her global outreach with the founding of the
Jane Goodall Institute based in Ridgefield, CT. She now teaches and
encourages young people to appreciate the conversation of chimpanzees
and all creatures great and small. She lectures, writes, teaches and
continues her mission in many inventive ways, including the Chimpanzee
Guardian Project.

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