Today is a special day! It's Jane Goodall's birthday.
As Jane turns 78 years young, she is spending her birthday in one of her favorite places on Earth...other than Gombe National Park that is! She's watching the annual migration of the sandhill cranes in Nebraska's Plate River Valley. Of course, Jane is never one to take a day off like the rest of us and so she is also busily finalizing her latest book while in the middle of her spring 2012 North American speaking tour.
Each week, we share new images of chimpanzees. In general, the images are of the chimpanzee groups our researchers observe in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, and of the residents that our team cares for at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of the Congo.
From now through the opening of Disneynature's "Chimpanzee", we will share images of the chimpanzees from the film.
Check back each week for new photos.
Today, Bill is a sought-after speaker for adults and youth. His infectious personality, great stories and chimpanzee multimedia presentation help audiences understand the chimpanzees’ behavior and emotional capacity, and the similarities and differences between humans and chimps. Bill’s passion for the chimps he knows so intimately truly makes him the Jane Goodall Institute’s “Chimp Champion.”
Water is one of the world’s most important natural resources. As such, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is providing local people access to clean water by renovating contaminated water supplies, constructing wells, protecting natural springs, improving sanitation, and preserving valuable forest watersheds.
On Monday, March 12, 2012, Dr. Jane Goodall gave a special address during the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey in London. The event honored the annual celebration of the British Commonwealth. This year’s theme was “connecting cultures.”
On Saturday, February 25, 2012, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) turned 35!
Here we are at the beginning of 2012 about to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Over the last two decades, Roots & Shoots has grown from just 12 high school students from nine different schools in Tanzania to a worldwide movement of young people who are dedicated to realizing a vision for a better world. I couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2012
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In light of the GRAMMY's® on Sunday, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) wanted to share Dr. Goodall's favorite playlist.
When not filming in the field, Bill Wallauer, the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) wildlife cameraman and research videographer, speaks with a variety of audiences about JGI and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, JGI's environmental and humanitarian youth program. Below, Bill recalls a lecture he gave last fall at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit.