Last month, Dr. Goodall traveled to Paris as part of a 3-day visit to the City of Light. While there she promoted the work of the Jane Goodall Institute-France and attended a number of events to highlight the work JGI is doing in Africa. She also had meetings with government officials to discuss ways in which France is making positive environmental choices. The American University of Paris Roots & Shoots group shared some of their amazing projects. Dr. Goodall even met her childhood hero, Tarzan! Take a look at the trip in pictures.
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."
Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzania students, Roots & Shoots is a global network of tens of thousands of young people in 110 countries who share a desire to create a better world. Through Roots & Shoots, young people identify problems in their communities and take action by planning and implementing community service projects on behalf of people, animals and the environment. www.rootsandshoots.org
June 2, 2009
Contact: Julie Du Brow
LIBRARIES NAMED IN HONOR OF SUPPORTERS THAT INCLUDE QUEEN NOOR AL-HUSSEIN, JANE GOODALL, YO-YO MA, AND NATASHA RICHARDSON
ALUMNI USC CLUB OF INDONESIA RAISES OVER $25,000 FOR ORGANIZATION
Jane sent this message of thanks to the 15,000 people who signed her 75th birthday card online and those who made gifts to support JGI's work.
Jane Goodall was honored in France as an "Officier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur." She received the award on January 17 in a private ceremony with French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin at l'Hotel Matignon, the prime minister's office in Paris.
The Légion d'Honneur, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is the most senior Order in France, and appointment to the Legion is a great honor.