Jane Goodall

Meet 'Jane Goodall's Heroes' in New Animal Planet special on Sunday

In a new program from Animal Planet, Dr. Goodall pays tribute to five of her heroes, including our own Roots & Shoots leader and animal caretaker Washo Shadowhawk. Viewers can meet JANE GOODALL'S HEROES on Sunday, August 27 at 8 pm ET/PT.

Jane Goodall Awarded French Legion of Honor

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.

New Animal Planet special explores animal communication

Can dogs detect cancer? The answer, explored in a new television special featuring Dr. Jane Goodall, reinforces the idea that dogs are “man’s best friend.” This is one of the many acts of communication between humans and animals featured in the new Animal Planet special, Jane Goodall’s When Animals Talk.

Dame Jane Goodall Receives Appointment in Buckingham Palace Ceremony

Prince Charles invested Jane Goodall as a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today, "for services to the Environment and Conservation."

The honour is the equivalent of a knighthood and follows Dr. Goodall's 1995 appointment as a CBE, or "Commander of the order of the British Empire." The new appointment was announced in Queen Elizabeth II’s June 2003 birthday honours list.

Jane Goodall Receives Benjamin Franklin Medal

America’s oldest science award—the Benjamin Franklin Medal—is being presented to Dr. Goodall today at a gala awards celebration at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Goodall will receive the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science for her pioneering study of chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Prince of Asturias Award

At a glittering ceremony in the Oviedo Province of Spain, Dr. Jane Goodall received the prestigious 2003 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Prince Felipe, Crown Prince of Spain and Prince of Asturias, presented the award. The awards are considered to be Spain’s equivalent of the Nobel Prizes bestowed in Sweden.

Sandhill Cranes: A Symbol of Hope

In the days leading up to war, the great migration of sandhill cranes in Nebraska was for Jane Goodall a source of hope and a reminder of nature's tenacity.

'Discovering Chimpanzees' exhibit re-creates Dr. Goodall's Gombe camp, educates about chimpanzees

Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking chimpanzee research helped blur the line separating human from nonhuman animals. Now you can learn about her discoveries through a traveling museum exhibit titled “Discovering Chimpanzees: The Remarkable World of Jane Goodall”. This interactive exhibit, which accompanies the large-screen format (“IMAX”) movie Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, immerses visitors into the sounds and scenes of Tanzania’s lush Gombe Stream National Park. Science North in collaboration with Dr.

Dr. Goodall Accepts UN Peace Appointment

Dr. Jane Goodall on April 16th accepted an appointment as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, vowing to carry the message that "to achieve global peace, we must not only stop fighting each other but also stop destroying the natural world."

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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