Jane Goodall 1934- PRIMATOLOGIST AND CONSERVATIONIST Fifty years ago she began studying chimpanzee families at the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania — and in the process taught us much about our own. Roots & Shoots, her environmental organization for kids, has tens of thousands of participants — a new generation ready to protect wild things and their habitats.
Jane Goodall - Named by her biographer as “the woman who redefined man,” Jane changed the perceptions of the connections between primates and people. Born in 1937, she traveled to Tanzania at the age of 23 to enter the world of the chimpanzee bringing little more than a notepad and binoculars. With patience, she was able to enter the world of the chimpanzee, be accepted as one of them, and learn more than ever imagined.
"And if, one by one, we help them, the hurting animals, the desperate humans, then together we shall alleviate so much of the hunger, fear, and pain in the world. Together we can bring change to the world, gradually replacing fear and hatred with compassion and love. -Jane Goodall