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Welcome to the newsest Jane Goodall Institute blog. Check back daily for a round-up of the most important and fascinating news about chimpanzees and other great apes. If you know of interesting chimp news, send it here.

Press Release: Jane Goodall Among Honoree's at University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Ceremony

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to give a speech and receive an honorary degree at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, on Friday September 13th 2013, from 2.15 p.m.

Dr. Goodall Promotes Global Education in Taiwan

During a recent stop in Taiwan, Dr. Goodall read to a young girl named Nadine. As she tours the world, Dr. Goodall constantly encourages young people to take action to improve this planet we call home. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) knows this cannot happen without education based on the Institute's experience working with the world's children, particularly young women in Africa. In Tanzania, for example, JGI actively promotes girls' education because it has found that improving literacy rates among women improves the well-being of the communities in which they live. 

US Announces Partnership with CEOs of Major Companies to Reduce Deforestation Through Sustainable Agriculture

 

The US Government says within 100 days it will co-host, alongside companies of the Consumer Goods Forum, a Partnership Dialogue in Washington DC.

 

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Jane Goodall Received the Lifetime Achievement Award at This Year's Observer Ethical Awards

Earlier in the month, Jane received the Lifetime Achievement award at this year's Observer Ethical Awards. At the London ceremony, the judges said Jane merited the honor because of her "promotion of the planet" and her "extraordinary contribution to the development of our understanding of the natural world, particularly broadening our knowledge of the habits of chimpanzees."

 

Tara Golshan (pictured middle) humbly accepted the award on Jane's behalf.

U.K. Commonwealth Day 2012

Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at London's Westminster Abbey to Commemorate Commonwealth Day.
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Join us for a live chat about Dr. Goodall's lecture tours

Want to know what it's like on tour with Dr. Goodall? Join John Trybus, JGI manager of tour outreach and public relations, for a live chat, Thursday, September 8 at 3 p.m. EDT. 

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