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.
Dr. Goodall wrote the following tribute to honor Dr. Carole Noon, founder of Save the Chimps, a sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida, which houses 282 chimpanzees released from research laboratories, the entertainment industry, or life with humans as "pets." Dr. Noon died in May after a battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial for her will be held July 18 in Fort Pierce.
At an international forestry conference in Buenos Aires this October, Jane Goodall will make the case for habitat protection and its critical role in species conservation and targeted efforts to save endangered species.
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)