The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. The greatest danger to our future is apathy
At 26 years old Jane Goodall went to Africa for the first time with a pair of binoculars, a notebook, and her powers of observation. She has spent her life learning about the social and family life of chimpanzees discovering that they have unique personalities, emotions, are capable of rational thought, and use tools, just like us.
The research station she established in Gombe (now Tanzania) in 1960 became in 1977 “The Jane Goodall Institute” founded in order to continue research and conservation advocacy for chimps and other endangered species.
Born 1934, England
- “My Friends the Wild Chimpanzees”, National Geographic Society, 2020
- “Jane Goodall: The Hope”, biographical documentary film, National Geographic Studios, produced by Lucky 8, 2020