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Be Sure to Check Out Jane on eTown!

Jane was a featured guest on an edition of eTown, a nationally-syndicated radio show heard weekly on more than 300 public, community and commercial stations across North America and via podcast.  Jane is receiving the listener-nominated Lifetime E-Chievement Award in recognition of her amazing accomplishments over the course of her life and career. Founders Nick Forster, of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize fame, and his wife, singer/actress Helen Forster, host the show.  For more information and to find out how to tune in, visit www.etown.org.

 

A Message from Jane on African Lions

While back in England after the Tournament of Roses festivities, Jane sent the following message to share far and wide:

Jane On Her Role as Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses®

Watch this video to hear Dr. Goodall remark on her involvement in the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities.

 

Video courtesy of Gabriel Diamond - weareinthefield.com.

Dr. Goodall Promotes Global Education in Taiwan

During a recent stop in Taiwan, Dr. Goodall read to a young girl named Nadine. As she tours the world, Dr. Goodall constantly encourages young people to take action to improve this planet we call home. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) knows this cannot happen without education based on the Institute's experience working with the world's children, particularly young women in Africa. In Tanzania, for example, JGI actively promotes girls' education because it has found that improving literacy rates among women improves the well-being of the communities in which they live. 

Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future: UN International Day of Peace

Each year, as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dr. Goodall participates in the UN's observance of the International Day of Peace including a ceremonial ringing of the UN's Peace Bell and Student Conference. This year's theme, Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future was very fitting for Dr.

Jane Launches the "Twiga Project" in Tanzania

During her busy trip to Tanzania in July, Jane attended the launch and blessing of a project involving local members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and the Tanzania Portland Cement Company (TPCC), also known as TwigaCement. The goal of the “Twiga Project” is to rehabilitate and restore cement quarries while promoting environmental sustainability and conservation in Tanzania. The project is currently scheduled to run until April 2013.

Jane Goodall at the Tanzania Portland Cement Company in July 2012

Congratulations Adam Anthony!

On July 23, 2012, Dr. Jane stopped by the Little Theatre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to present local youth Adam Anthony with his 2011 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award for Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership, as Adam was unable to attend the awards ceremony last year. To learn more about Adam, check out the video below.

 

Jane Goodall Received the Lifetime Achievement Award at This Year's Observer Ethical Awards

Earlier in the month, Jane received the Lifetime Achievement award at this year's Observer Ethical Awards. At the London ceremony, the judges said Jane merited the honor because of her "promotion of the planet" and her "extraordinary contribution to the development of our understanding of the natural world, particularly broadening our knowledge of the habits of chimpanzees."

 

Tara Golshan (pictured middle) humbly accepted the award on Jane's behalf.

Happy Birthday Jane!

Today is a special day! It's Jane Goodall's birthday.

As Jane turns 78 years young, she is spending her birthday in one of her favorite places on Earth...other than Gombe National Park that is! She's watching the annual migration of the sandhill cranes in Nebraska's Plate River Valley. Of course, Jane is never one to take a day off like the rest of us and so she is also busily finalizing her latest book while in the middle of her spring 2012 North American speaking tour.

Jane Visits with Artist Dale Chihuly

While Jane was in Seattle, Washington last month she made sure to clear her schedule for a few minutes to visit with her longtime friend Dale Chihuly, the amazing glass design artist. Jane has even helped Dale create a special glass sculpture in the past!

Jane Meets Carol Burnett

On September 22, 2011, Jane gave the opening keynote address at the annual AARP convention in Los Angeles. An estimated 8,000 people attended the session! While backstage, Jane met actress and comedienne Carol Burnett.

 

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Behind the Scenes of Jane’s Tour
Thursday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
 

Here’s your chance to learn about Jane’s upcoming lecture tour, her latest adventures, and all of the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into her perpetual 300-day-a-year global speaking tour.

The Jane Goodall Hamster

Over the years, a variety of animals, plants and even buildings have been named in Jane's honor. The newest addition to the list: a hamster!

Last week, students at the Madam Newton Einstein Science Academy in Oak Ridge North, Texas decided to name their new class hamster after Jane. The Academy described Jane as a four-week-old, short-haired beige and white hamster.

The Jane Goodall Rose

Jane has had many things named in her honor—from horses to buildings—and now a rose! The French Climbing Generosa, as it is called, will soon be planted in Marie Antoinette's garden at Versailles.

Jane viewed the rose during a trip to France on May 12.

Happy Sweet Sixteen Mr. H!

If you have ever met Jane in person, you know that her special mascot Mr. H is never far behind. Given to Jane by her friend Gary Haun, a blind magician, Mr. H has been to dozens of countries and has been touched by millions of people. Today marks a very special occasion for Mr. H; it's his 16th birthday! Be sure to read more about Mr. H's story in Jane's own words and enjoy the photos below.

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Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.