Blog - Where in the World is Dr. Jane?
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On Sunday, June 7th at a private event in Stockholm, The Perfect World Foundation honored Jane with the “The Fragile Rhino” prize along with naming her conservationist of the year for 2015. The founders of The Perfect World Foundation, Ragnhild and Lars Jacobsson presented the award to Jane, who received it with representatives from the Jane Goodall Institute Sweden.
Jane’s life has greatly changed since her days at Gombe studying chimpanzees. Instead of spending time below the forest canopy with the chimps, she now spends much of her time in lecture venues, hotels, and airports, hopping around from one destination to another to spread her message of hope and inspire millions to make the world a better place. At 81, Jane is a road warrior, traveling nearly 300 days worldwide each year since 1986, with a mission to educate people that we must act NOW if we want to save the planet and animals we love so much.
You can read Dr. Goodall's full statement below and learn more about the current issue by reading these selected news stories.
Dr. Goodall's Open Letter to New York Blood Center Regarding the Care of Chimpanzees at the Vilab II Sanctuary in Liberia
Starting today, in honor of Earth Day, Google.org is matching all donations through April 30, up to $20,000. Dr. Jane took the Google Doodle Earth Day quiz and found out that her animal is the Whooping Crane! Like the Whooping Crane, chimpanzees, the species Dr. Goodall has studied for more than five decades, are also endangered.
Three hundred days a year is a lot of time to be on the road and since 1986, that is exactly how Dr. Jane Goodall spends her time. Dr. Goodall’s days are filled with giving lectures, meeting with public officials, spending time with young people involved in Roots & Shoots and encouraging each one of us to make a difference to better our world for people, animals and the environment we all share. Dr. Goodall inspires by doing, by taking action — instead of just talking about what can be done.