Jane Goodall

Speaking Up for Animals and their World

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.

Requesting an Appearance by Dr. Goodall

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. 

Jane Goodall: Showing Us the Way to a Better World

Some of Jane’s most important discoveries, and her universal insights.

(Song: "Why Shouldn't We?" by Mary Chapin Carpenter)

Chimp Greeting

If you've ever seen Dr. Jane Goodall speak, you were probably welcomed with a treat. Dr. Goodall greets just about every audience in "chimpanzee."

Gorillas Are at Risk

Like chimpanzees, gorillas are endangered. Dr. Goodall discusses some of the threats facing these magnificent creatures and how you can help save them.

 

A Birthday 'Thank You'

Jane sent this message of thanks to the 15,000 people who signed her 75th birthday card online and those who made gifts to support JGI's work.

 

 

Chimpanzee Central

We know so much about chimpanzees today thanks to the hard work of animal researchers like Jane Goodall. But, essentially, chimps remain a mystery. Even Jane, who knows chimpanzees better than anyone just about anyone, has said she can only guess at what's going on inside a chimpanzee’s mind.

Study Corner - Jane Timeline

April 3, 1934

  • Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall is born in London, England.

Fall, 1939

  • Jane hides for hours in henhouse to see how a hen lays an egg, unaware her family is frantically searching for her.

Christmas 1942

Jane's Favorites!

Jane’s Favorite Music

Classical

  • Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor
  • Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
  • Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
  • Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  • Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626
  • Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944
  • Strauss Waltzes

Contemporary

Study Corner - FAQs

 

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about Jane and her work. Click on a question to find the answer!

Syndicate content
 

JGI News and Highlights

Featured Video

Super Kodo Enviro Kid's Videos

Check out this video about JGI's latest crowd funding effort for seven new episodes of its popular environmental education series for kids.

Featured Video

Featured Video

Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.