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Jane Goodall receives 27th Catalunya International Award for her contribution to humankind
Produced by National Geographic Television, this short video highlights Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the global youth program of the Jane Goodall Institute which was founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students in 1991.
This video highlights Dr. Goodall's life and impact for people, animals and the environment. From her ground-breaking research with the chimpanzees of Gombe, to her world wide efforts to promote conservation this video highlights the power of how every individual can make a difference.
To learn more about Jane's birthday and read about highlights from the celebration, click here.
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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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."