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Immediate Release: JANE GOODALL’S ROOTS & SHOOTS ANNOUNCES DR. JANE GOODALL AS A SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR FOR ONLINE COURSE
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’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.
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.
As we get ready to kick off the season of giving, you can beat the crowds by doing your holiday shopping online during the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) special 2014 Charity Auction!
On November 28, 2014 JGI we will kick off the auction with several rare, one-of-a-kind items that would make the perfect gift for anyone who supports Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute’s life-saving programs.