On Tuesday, Jane took part in the one-of-a-kind California Women's Conference hosted by Maria Shriver. Over 25,000 women from around California - and the world - joined together for 2 days to celebrate and speak about the power of women to transform our world. From Madeleine Albright to Katie Couric to Sir Richard Branson, Jane joined an A-list line-up of conference speakers. Jane, along with 3 other pioneering women, was selected to receive the special Minerva Award this year.
After Seattle, it was on to Portland, where Jane spoke at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conference. Jane spoke about the educational role of zoos and how Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, an international youth service program, is a natural fit for zoos interested in expanding their youth outreach.
While Jane was in New York City she had the opportunity to stop by the Good Morning America show to discuss her book, Hope for Animals and Their World. As you can imagine this meant a pretty early morning for Jane! The show went on live around 8 a.m., and was broadcast to millions of homes around the country. Jane spoke about her hope for animals around the world, including China’s giant panda, which is featured in the book.
Dr. Jane Goodall gives a message of peace for the 2009 Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace on September 20, 2009
Jane Goodall's new book, Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink is that rare thing, a good news environmental book. It offers success stories about the often superhuman efforts of conservationists determined to save species from disappearing.
Read this book, and you may find yourself deeply inspired by the fascinating people and projects related by Jane and her co-authors Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson.
Last month, Dr. Goodall traveled to Paris as part of a 3-day visit to the City of Light. While there she promoted the work of the Jane Goodall Institute-France and attended a number of events to highlight the work JGI is doing in Africa. She also had meetings with government officials to discuss ways in which France is making positive environmental choices. The American University of Paris Roots & Shoots group shared some of their amazing projects. Dr. Goodall even met her childhood hero, Tarzan! Take a look at the trip in pictures.
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Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink
Interweaving her own firsthand experiences with the compelling research of some of the world's premier scientists, Dr. Goodall illuminates the heroic efforts of dedicated environmentalists and the critical need to protect wildlife habitat.
“...[O]nly the slow-cooked science pioneered by Jane Goodall allowed scientists to discover one of the most fundamental facts about a virus that has become one of the most devastating scourges humanity has faced in modern history. Slow-cooked science may provide more clues in the future–but only if its value is recognized, and only if chimpanzees can survive SIV and all the other threats to their survival these days.”