Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall Receives Glamour 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award

Glamour magazine honored Jane Goodall at its 19th Annual Women of the Year Awards, along with nine other exceptional winners, who were celebrated for their extraordinary contributions to science, politics, entertainment, business, sports and fashion. The awards ceremony took place on Monday, November 10 at a packed Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Jane Goodall joins call for immediate action to curb deforestation

 During the Clinton Global Initiative earlier this week, Jane Goodall furthered JGI's efforts to combat climate change by signing the Forests NOW Declaration, which calls on world governments to take urgent action on deforestation.

The Declaration, which will be delivered to world leaders attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali this December, calls for incentives, assistance, and other forest protection measures to be included in any carbon market mechanisms adopted at the convention.

First official biography of Jane Goodall now in print

In his new biography, Jane Goodall: the Woman who Redefined Man, Dale Peterson explores and celebrates Dr. Goodall’s scientific and personal triumphs.

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.

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