2020 SES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – DR JANE GOODALL DBE
Dr Jane Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace. She began her landmark study into the lives of wild chimpanzees at Gombe in Western Tanzania on 14 July 1960 and that research continues today. Established in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute has offices in 24 offices countries. Programmes created include the ongoing research at Gombe; TACARE – a community-centred conservation programme active in 6 African countries, that recognises the role that local people can play in conserving their natural world, whilst sustainably improving their lives; and two sanctuaries for orphan chimpanzees in South Africa and the Republic of Congo.
In 1991 Dr Goodall founded Roots & Shoots with 12 high school students in Tanzania. Today, Roots & Shoots is active in more than 65 countries and empowers young people of all ages to become involved in hands-on projects for their community, animals and the environment we all share. In the past 30 years Roots & Shoots has involved thousands of young people in more than 100 countries who are now taking those values into their adult world.
Dr Goodall is author of many books for adults and children and she features in countless films and videos. The recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, Dr Goodall continues to share her messages of hope and to inspire new generations to take positive actions for our world and all its inhabitants.
Photo of Dr Jane Goodall DBE by Stuart Clarke.