Arlington, Virginia—July 14, 2010, marks a monumental milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, Goodall, who is today a world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performed to an ecstatic audience at a sold-out benefit concert on behalf of the Jane Goodall Institute last month. Jane and Dave first met at the Live Earth mega-concert in New York in 2007, and they've been friends ever since. You can see photos of the concert and reception beforehand in our photo gallery section.
In a simple yet elegant event Oct. 30, the 3rd annual Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards Celebration honored Los Angeles mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, actress Betty White, actor Ed Begley, Jr., and other leaders in business and the nonprofit sectors for their work and achievements on behalf of people, animals and the environment.
The 2009 Jane Goodall Global Leadership Award winners include:
Shop for your favorite pup or pup lover at Jane Goodall's Charitable Shop on Fetchdog. A percentage of your purchase will support our work to save chimpanzees, create sustainable livelihoods in Africa, and engage and inspire youth. You can also read Jane's interview with Glenn Close on the blog "Lively Licks."