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Jane Visits with Sir David Attenborough

Earlier this week, Jane visited with Sir David Attenbourough, the famous British broadcaster and naturalist. The two are longtime friends and are often jokingly referred to as the "Tarzan and Jane" of the conservation world.

Jane Visits the European Parliament

Jane visited Belgium last week as part of her Gombe 50 tour of Europe. While there she made a very special visit to the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels. The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union, and is the second largest democratic electorate in the world with 736 officials serving as members of the Parliament.

Giving Thanks to JGI Volunteers

There are so many people all over the world who help the Jane Goodall Institute by volunteering their time or services. Every month, three special friends from Maryland travel to the JGI-USA office in ArlingtonVirginia, to help with whatever task is at hand. They have even supported JGI staffers at many of Jane's lectures and speeches in the area.

Jane Receives Germany's Prestigous Bambi Award

 

On November 11, 2010, Dr. Goodall received a Bambi Award at a ceremony in Potsdam, Germany. The Bambi Awards are considered the German equivalent to the American Oscars which are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Jane in Hong Kong: Peace Celebration

 

 

Jane in Hong Kong: Roots & Shoots Asia Pacific Summit

This past month, Jane has been traveling throughout Asia as part of the global Gombe 50 celebration. She hosted the Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Asia Pacific Youth Summit on the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on August 30. Hundreds of Roots & Shoots members joined "Dr. Jane" as she spoke about the role we must all play to help people, animals and the environment we share.

Jane Celebrates Gombe Day at IPS Congress in Japan

Joined by more than 25 current and former Gombe researchers, yesterday Jane celebrated Gombe Day at the International Primatological Society (IPS) congress in Kyoto, Japan. Held every two years, the Congress brings together more than 1,000 scientists, students and conservation practitioners from more than 55 countries to discuss primatological issues.

Jane's Special Skype from Gombe

One extraordinary change at Gombe - I am sitting in the house on the beach where Grub grew up waiting to send a skyped message to the UK in commemoration of the 50th anniversary. When I arrived there was no faxing, no emailing - certainly no Skyping! Only telegrams if you wanted to communicate fast - and from here they took at least several days to a week. Letters took two to three weeks to get the UK, even by airmail.

Jane Celebrates Gombe 50 Today

Today, July 14, 2010, marks the 50th anniversary of the day that Jane first stepped onto the shores of Lake Tanganyika to begin her pioneering chimpanzee research in what is now Gombe National Park. To celebrate this tremendous milestone, Jane is spending the month of July in Africa including time in Gombe, the site of her groundbreaking field study. Jane will enjoy today reflecting and celebrating with local members of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots.

Jane and the Crane Migration

One of Jane's favorite places to visit and "recharge her batteries" is the Platte River in Nebraska. Her dear friend photographer Tom Mangelsen has a family cabin there and Jane tries each year to sneak a few days into her busy schedule to witness the migration of the sandhill cranes and snow geese. Every March and April, an estimated hundreds of thousands of these magnificent birds travel through Nebraska on their great migration to Alaska and even Siberia.

USA Tour Recap: Jane's Visit to Minnesota

The third stop on Jane's Spring 2010 USA lecture tour was to St. Louis Park, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. Jane was in town to give a keynote lecture at Beth El Synagogue, where her friend Gil Mann is president of the congregation. In front of the synagogue's beautiful stained glass windows, she spoke to a sold-out crowd of more than 1,300 people.

Jane Visits Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC

While Jane was in Washington, DC in April she not only received the AAG Atlas Award, she also spent the day at Sidwell Friends School. Sidwell Friends is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD.

Have a look: samples of Jane's insect photos

Since Jane is on a perpetual global speaking tour and traveling more than 300 days per year, she gets to places few of us have seen. Jane loves taking photos and thought you would enjoy seeing some of her more unusual snapshots.

Jane Recieves the AAG Atlas Award in Washington, DC

Jane's second stop in her Spring 2010 USA lecture tour was Washington, DC, where she received the Atlas Award from the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Jane was the first recipient of the award, which is "designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding accomplishments that advance world understanding in exceptional ways." On April 16 at the Marriot Wardman Hotel in downtown Washington, Jane gave the keynote address to nearly 3,000 geographers and other guests.

Jane's USA Lecture Tour Begins: Buffalo

Jane's Spring 2010 USA lecture tour kicked off at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York on April 14. Passing by Niagra Falls, Jane drove from Toronto, where she had previous speaking engagements, for a very special lecture -- the first in the United States to mark Gombe 50, a global celebration of Jane's pioneering chimpanzee research and inspiring vision for our future. The lecture was titled Gombe and Beyond: The Next Fifty Years.

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