Blog - Where in the World is Dr. Jane?

Jane Provides Foreword in Former Student’s New Book

Many people know Dr. Jane Goodall as the “chimpanzee lady” who stole our hearts in the early 1960’s as National Geographic’s star of the forest.

Visit Famous Trees

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.

Fight for Forests

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.

Protect Forests

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.

Explore Forests

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.

Jane's Statement on Intensive Farming Video

After watching a six minute clip on worldwide food production, Dr. Goodall lends her voice on why intensive farming is harmful to both our environment and the suffering animals. Read Jane's full statement below.

Hike in Nature and Plan Your Own Eco-Vacation

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.

Jane's Statement on PETA's 98% Human Video

After seeing this animated video by PETA, Dr. Goodall lends her voice on why using chimpanzees in entertainment or keeping them as pets is damaging to their personalities and overall well-being.

Jane's Statement on Steve Cutts's Animated Video "Man"

See how we have harmed the planet in what Dr. Goodall calls, “a clever cartoon that provides a chilling commentary of our selfish behavior.” Read more of Jane’s thoughts and watch this animated video created by Steve Cutts.

Support Local, Sustainable Food Growers

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.

Hotel Decorates Lobby in Honor of Jane's Birthday and New Book

Last month, Dr. Goodall continued on to New York City after a very successful fundraiser for her 80th birthday in San Francisco and the launch of her new book, “Seeds of Hope:  Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants”
 
In honor of the release of her book, Dr. Goodall’s long time friends, Suzanne and James Knowles, the owners of the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City, decorated the entire lobby with plant and floral themed artwork.

Jane Urges Air France to End their Part in Shipping Live Primates

In a recent letter to the CEO of Air France, Dr. Goodall urges the airline to stop their part in the cruel business of shipping primates for medical research. Other major airlines have already stopped transporting animals for medical research, including Delta, United and American Airlines.  
 
Starting tomorrow, May 14th, Dr.

Highlights from 80 Years of Jane - The Global Celebration for Dr. Goodall's 80th Birthday

Earlier this month, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) celebrated Dr. Goodall’s 80th birthday. For the occasion Dr. Goodall didn’t want gifts or lavish parties.
 
All she wanted was for people around the world to help JGI raise enough funds to finish building out three pristine islands for the chimpanzees of Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, and to do an action in their community dedicated to Dr.

Speaking Out as One for Elephants

Today, Dr. Goodall, with a number of other people and groups in conservation, music, business, and Hollywood posted an open letter in the Washington Post to President Barack Obama in support of the end of US trade in illegal ivory. You can see the letter below.

 

 

 

Dr. Jane Reflects on Last Year's Boston Marathon Tragedy

A year ago the world was shocked to hear of the horrific bombing at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon. Senseless and cruel. All the joy and fun and sense of achievement were, in one moment, changed to fear, pain and anguish. And, as the number of dead and wounded became clear, grief. And anger.
 
Patrick Downes, the nephew of a close friend of mine and his new wife Jess, were among the victims, caught in the blast. Each lost a leg. Each went through a long series of painful operations.
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