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Contact: Claire Gwatkin Jones
Phone: (703) 682-9220
Jane Goodall was honored in France as an "Officier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur." She received the award on January 17 in a private ceremony with French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin at l'Hotel Matignon, the prime minister's office in Paris.
The Légion d'Honneur, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the most senior Order in France, and appointment to the Legion is a great honor.