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PBS Special Features Pine Ridge and Exclusive Interview with Jane

For nearly a decade, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has supported efforts to empower youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota through the Institute’s Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program.

International Travel: Jane in Uganda

After her successful Rotary appearance in Portugal, Jane left for an extended African tour. She made stops in South Africa and Tanzania and then traveled to Uganda. On July 9, while at Uganda’s Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Jane released 17 African Grey Parrots. In April of 2010, the birds were confiscated after being illegally shipped to Bulgaria. Jane was delighted to be on hand to watch the birds’ return to the wilds of Africa!

International Travel: Jane in Portugal

If you’ve been wondering what Jane has been up to this week, you’ve come to the right place! Jane and members of the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global team took part in Rotary’s 104th International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal.

International Travel: Jane at The Observer Ethical Awards in the United Kingdom

Last week, Jane attended The Observer Ethical Awards in London where she presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lenny Henry.

Jane and JGI-Canada Board Member Named Top 100 Guardian Angels of the Planet.

Over the weekend, Jane and Simon Jackson, a member of the Jane Goodall Institute-Canada board and founder of The Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, were listed among the Top 100 Guardian Angels of the Planet by the French group Founding Congress for the World Green Games.  The Top 100 Guardian Angels of the Planet are recognized for empowering children to care for the environment.

International Travel: Jane in Italy

On June 2, 2013, Jane met with a choir of 800 children in Perugia, Italy, in the city’s Piazza IV Novembre. Throughout the school year, the children took part in Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots and studied Jane’s life and work.

International Travel: Jane in Nature

In May, Jane had the chance to see the bluebells in the Foret de Soignes in Brussels, Belgium. There for a “glorious” two days, she said that the area brought her back to her childhood in Bournemouth, England.

Happy Mother's Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we wanted to share two of our favorite archival photos of Dr. Jane with her mother, Vanne. Dr. Goodall always credits her “amazing mother” for her success. Growing up, her mother encouraged her by saying, “If you really want something, and if you work hard, take advantage of the opportunities, and never give up, you will somehow find a way.” To learn more about Dr. Jane’s early life and her inspiring mother, please visit http://www.janegoodall.org/janes-story.

Spring 2013 Tour: Photos from the road

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Spring 2013 Tour: Dr. Jane's visit to California

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Spring 2013 Tour: Dr. Jane's birthday celebration

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Spring 2013 Tour: Airport Adventures with Mr. H

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

Spring 2013 Tour

To celebrate the kickoff of Dr. Jane's Spring 2013 USA lecture tour, here are some photos collected from the road! 

 

Dr. Jane gave a lecture at Ohio State University for an audience of more than 1,700 on March 25th. 

 

Happy Birthday Jane!


 

Today, April 3, is Dr. Goodall's 79th birthday. Every day, we are grateful for all Dr. Goodall does, traveling 300 days a year to spread her message of hope while encouraging all of us to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

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.

 

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