Women in the world – spotlight on Jane Goodall

Women in the world – IWECI Summit delegate series

Featuring the 100 women attending the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit along with Natalie Isaacs, 1MW CEO and Founder, in New York from September 20-23.

“Here we are, arguably the most intelligent being that’s ever walked planet Earth, with this extraordinary brain … and yet we’re destroying the only home we have.” Jane Goodall

The women who redefined man
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Jane Goodall. Photograph by Martin Schoeller.

Jane Goodall is a scientist, passionate conservationist and humanitarian. In 1960, with no scientific training she set up camp in Gombe Stream National Park in western Tanzania to observe chimpanzees. Today, Goodall is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and Gombe—one of the longest, most detailed studies of any wild animal ever.

Dubbed by her biographer “the woman who redefined man,” over the past 45 years she has changed our perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.

“Chimpanzees, more than any other living creature, have helped us to understand that there is no sharp line between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. It’s a very blurry line, and it’s getting more blurry all the time.” Jane Goodall

The Jane Goodall Institute

Founded by Jane Goodall in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. They seek to:

  • Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes.
  • Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats.
  • Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them.
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Jane Goodall. Photograph by Hugo Van Lawick.

Jane Goodall, 1995. Photograph by Michael Nichols, NGM Staff.

Jane Goodall, 1995. Photograph by Michael Nichols, NGM Staff.

Roots & Shoots

The Roots & Shoots program is another project run by the vision of Jane Goodall. It’s about making positive change happen—for our people, for animals and for the environment. There are tens of thousands of young people in more than 120 countries part of the Roots & Shoots network . The program is dedicated to inspiring tomorrow’s leaders today!

How humans and animals can live together

Watch Jane Goodall’s inspiring TED talk.

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