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.”
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México, D. F., 20 July 2009.
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Jane Goodall welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups in both public and private settings. She travels and lectures more than 300 days per year, including an average of 75-90 days in the United States. Despite her extensive travel schedule, Dr. Goodall receives far more speaking invitations than she is able to accept.
Some of Jane’s most important discoveries, and her universal insights.
(Song: "Why Shouldn't We?" by Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Like chimpanzees, gorillas are endangered. Dr. Goodall discusses some of the threats facing these magnificent creatures and how you can help save them.