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Dr. Jane Reflects on Last Year's Boston Marathon Tragedy

A year ago the world was shocked to hear of the horrific bombing at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon. Senseless and cruel. All the joy and fun and sense of achievement were, in one moment, changed to fear, pain and anguish. And, as the number of dead and wounded became clear, grief. And anger.
 
Patrick Downes, the nephew of a close friend of mine and his new wife Jess, were among the victims, caught in the blast. Each lost a leg. Each went through a long series of painful operations.

Summer 2013 Travel Blog: Jane Travels to Alaska with Disneynature to Witness Bears in the Wilderness

Last summer, Jane had the opportunity to travel to Alaska, a place where she has always wanted to visit.  Jane’s trip to Alaska was for the filming of the new Disneynature movie, “Bears”, showcasing the life of two mother bears and their young cubs. Jane had an amazing time visiting Alaska’s national parks, observing bears in the wild and experiencing the natural beauty Alaska has to offer.

Forest Conservation and Youth: Sharing Traditional Wisdom About Herbal Medicine Between Generations

  • New project of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots supports student efforts in western Tanzania to protect forest.
  • Through sharing information about herbal and traditional medicine the students hope to increase motivation to protect the local forest preserve.
  • Anyone, anywhere can support their effor through a special crowd funding campaign

 

Create a Sustainable Home Garden

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.
  
Sustainable gardening reduces the use of chemicals and watering while enhancing the health of the local environment.

Build a Habitat for Native Wildlife

In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr.

Introduction to the “Seeds of Hope” Blog Series

Any book can only be so many pages, and the world of plants is ever-evolving.  With this in mind, now that “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants” is scheduled for publication in April, I want to create a dialogue and share more stories about trees and plants, and, perhaps most importantly, discuss ways that you can help protect them.

Dr. Goodall’s Spring Lecture Tour Schedule

We invite you to follow Jane this spring as she continues her journey during this especially notable year while we are celebrating her 80th birthday and she is launching her new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants” this April. 
 
This week, Jane will begin her six-week lecture tour in the United States and Canada with stops in many places where you can have the opportunity to hear her speak in person.

FAQs with Jane: What can I do if I want to work with animals?

Dr. Jane talks about the best ways you can follow your dreams to work in whatever field you want. The most important thing she says is to pursue higher education, and to speak with people in the field and ask them to tell their story of how they pursued their own career. If you want to work with animals contact people in your community who work with animals such as veterinarians, staff at local animal shelters or zoos and ask them to tell you their story.

FAQs with Jane: What is the most interesting thing you learned about chimpanzees and from them?

The most interesting thing Dr. Jane learned about the chimpanzees is just how similar they are to humans biologically and behaviorally. In this video, Dr. Jane tells us how we are different from them.
 
Visit our chimpanzee page to learn more janegoodall.org/chimpanzees.
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