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Immediate Release: JANE GOODALL’S ROOTS & SHOOTS ANNOUNCES DR. JANE GOODALL AS A SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR FOR ONLINE COURSE

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the youth program of the Jane Goodall Institute, will run its free online professional development course from June 29 – August 2, 2015.
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2015) – Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots’ summer online course, Turning Learners Into Leaders: Empowering Youth Through Service in Education. New this year, Dr.

Jane Honored as Conservationist of the Year

On Sunday, June 7th at a private event in Stockholm, The Perfect World Foundation honored Jane with the “The Fragile Rhino” prize along with naming her conservationist of the year for 2015. The founders of The Perfect World Foundation, Ragnhild and Lars Jacobsson presented the award to Jane, who received it with representatives from the Jane Goodall Institute Sweden.

Jane in the News

Jane’s life has greatly changed since her days at Gombe studying chimpanzees. Instead of spending time below the forest canopy with the chimps, she now spends much of her time in lecture venues, hotels, and airports, hopping around from one destination to another to spread her message of hope and inspire millions to make the world a better place. At 81, Jane is a road warrior, traveling nearly 300 days worldwide each year since 1986, with a mission to educate people that we must act NOW if we want to save the planet and animals we love so much.

Final Chimpanzee Ruling for Endangered Species Act: Q and A with Jane

An important chimpanzee conservation milestone occurred in 1990 when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared under the Endangered Species Act that wild chimpanzees' status would be classified as "endangered" rather than the previous "threatened." Unfortunately for captive chimpanzees, they remained classified as only threatened. On June 12, 2015, USFWS announced a change in this policy — now all chimpanzees, wild and captive, will be classified as endangered. Dr.

Dr. Goodall Applauds China's Action to End the Domestic Sale of Ivory

In a statement from today, Dr. Jane Goodall congratulates China on their announcement to end the domestic sale of ivory. Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute appluad the government's destruction of 1,500 pounds of their ivory stocks, expressing their commitment to supporting the international action against the poaching of elephants and rhinos.

You can read Dr. Goodall's full statement below and learn more about the current issue by reading these selected news stories.

Dr. Goodall's Open Letter to New York Blood Center Regarding the Care of Chimpanzees at the Vilab II Sanctuary in Liberia

Dr. Jane Goodall writes an open letter to the President and CEO of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) in reference to the 66 chimpanzees at the Vilab II sanctuary in Liberia. 
 
You can read Dr. Goodall’s full statement to Dr. Christopher D. Hillyer below and how NYBC has ceased their oversight and financial support of their care.

Jane Goodall's 2015 Earth Day Message

Starting today, in honor of Earth Day, Google.org is matching all donations through April 30, up to $20,000. Dr. Jane took the Google Doodle Earth Day quiz and found out that her animal is the Whooping Crane! Like the Whooping Crane, chimpanzees, the species Dr. Goodall has studied for more than five decades, are also endangered.

Jane Goodall's New Year's Message

Happy New Year to all my friends and supporters – JGI and Roots & Shoots family around the world.

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives the 2014 Exemplar Award

At a private dinner in Atlanta on Friday night, Dr. Goodall was honored with the 2014 Exemplar Award from the Captain Planet Foundation, finishing out her nearly 12 month lecture tour around the globe. The award recognizes a real life environmental superhero, an individual who demonstrates extraordinary environmental stewardship, helping to protect and preserve the natural world and to make this place we call home a better place for everyone and everything.

Supporting JGI During the Season of Giving

After braving the crowds on Black Friday and surfing the web for deals on Cyber Monday, today is the day to turn your focus toward giving back on #GivingTuesday! 
 
Falling in the midst of the holiday season and the consumerism that accompanies it, #GivingTuesday was created to be a day on which people are inspired to make charitable contributions that will help others.
 
There are many ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday, especially
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