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Dr.
Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE,
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace.

Photo credit: JGI/Shawn Sweeney

Dr. Jane Goodall is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world. Dr. Jane is known for ground-breaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest-running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Dr. Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through her international organisation the Jane Goodall Institute which advances community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment through JGI’s Roots & Shoots program.

Today, Dr. Jane continues to connect with worldwide audiences, including remote lectures, recordings, and her podcast, the “Jane Goodall Hopecast.” In 2021, Jane received the prestigous Templeton Prize, and published her latest book, “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times,”.

Dr. 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.

Explore Jane's living legacy

From her pioneering research to tireless advocacy, Jane’s life has had a profound global impact. Learn about her story and global vision inspire collective action toward environmental harmony.

Photo credit: ©Vincent Calmel

'Jane' children's tv series

From her pioneering research to tireless advocacy, Jane’s life has had a profound global impact. Learn about her story and global vision inspire collective action toward environmental harmony.

Listen to Dr Jane's FAQs

Ever wanted to hear Dr Jane answer her most frequently asked questions? Learn more on our sister site Roots & Shoots

About Dr.Jane’s Hopecast

This podcast takes listeners on a one–of–a–kind journey as they learn from Dr. Goodall’s extraordinary life, hear from change-making guests from every arena, and become awed by a growing movement sparked by Jane and fuelled by hope.

Join us as we get curious, grow compassion and take action to build a better world for all.

Available on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and other major podcast platforms.

Dr. Jane turns 90!

Did you know that Dr. Jane Goodall turns 90 this year?

Photo credit: Rajah Bose / Gonzaga University
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