At a time when many animal species are at a crossroads, around the globe, passionate individuals and groups are dedicating themselves to ensuring a hopeful future for species threatened with extinction. Their stories are the ones that Dr. Jane tells in her most recent book, Hope for Animals and Their World.
Dr. Jane Goodall gives a message of peace for the 2010 Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace on September 19, 2010
We are proud to announce that Roots & Shoots Native Americas project has come in 2nd place in the Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green campaign! Thanks to the many supporters who voted for Roots & Shoots over the last few weeks to keep us in the top three!
Since 2006, Roots & Shoots has been working with the Oglala Lakota Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Roots & Shoots Native Americas project works with the entire Pine Ridge community planting community gardens, doing Roots & Shoots projects and learning about traditional practices.
California is one of the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program’s most energized, active locations. More than 10,500 students in the Eureka state are working to preserve and improve the environment, express care and concern for animals, and benefit the human community.
Shortly before Thanksgiving, Jane was in Spain for several days to promote the work of the Jane Goodall Institute - Spain and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program. In between speeches and events, Jane made time to visit the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville (named after the Spanish-Peruvian politician) to receive an honorary degree.
After Seattle, it was on to Portland, where Jane spoke at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conference. Jane spoke about the educational role of zoos and how Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, an international youth service program, is a natural fit for zoos interested in expanding their youth outreach.