This year we presented Betty White with the 2009 Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement. A lifetime animal lover, Betty is a true champion for pets and has spent her life working on behalf of animals.
The Jane Goodall Institute uses GIS technology to track deforestation and to work with local communities in land use planning as a means of protecting chimpanzee habitats.
Growing human population has increased deforestation in Africa, which reduces chimpanzee habitat, driving the species toward extinction, and accelerates climate change. The Jane Goodall Institute works with local villagers to teach reforestation and sustainable farming methods to help preserve the rainforests of Africa.
Dr. Jane Goodall gives a message of peace for the 2009 Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace on September 20, 2009
Gaia has always had a strong maternal instinct, helping her mother Gremlin in raising the twins. Now Gaia is ready to have a child of her own.
Some of Jane’s most important discoveries, and her universal insights.
(Song: "Why Shouldn't We?" by Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Learn about JGI's work in Africa and around the world: chimpanzee behavioral research at Gombe National Park in Tanzania, our Tchimpounga sanctuary for chimp orphans, our work with communities to promote sustainable livelihoods, and our global youth program, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots.
If you've ever seen Dr. Jane Goodall speak, you were probably welcomed with a treat. Dr. Goodall greets just about every audience in "chimpanzee."
The only known living twin chimpanzees in the wild, Golden and Glitter rely not only on the love and nurturing of their mother Gremlin and older sister Gaia, but on the strong bond they have with each other.