Dr Jane Goodall Dame Valerie Jane Goodall, DBE was born on April 3rd, 1934. She is a primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist. She is mainly famous for conducting a forty-five year study of chimpanzee social and family life, and she founded The Jane Goodall Institute in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania (a country in Africa).
BIOGRAPHY Jane Goodall was born in England. Goodalls father gave her a life-like chimpanzee toy named Jubilee, although friends believed it would scare her. Today, the toy still sits on her dresser in London. After the divorce of her parents when Jane was only 8, Jane moved with her mother to Bournemouth, England, where her grandmother and two maternal aunts lived. It was while in Bournemouth that Jane first met up with distinguished wildlife authority Sir David Attenborough, who taught Jane the importance of the higher order primates.
Professional Accomplishments Jane is best-known for her forty-five year study of chimpanzee social and family life. In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which supports the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. With 19 offices around the world, the Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community- centered conservation and development programs in Africa and a global youth program, Roots & Shoots, which currently has over 8,000 groups in 96 countries. Today, Dr Goodall devotes virtually all of her time to advocating on behalf of chimpanzees and the environment, traveling nearly 300 days a year.
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