Jane Goodall


Jane Goodall is one of the world's most famous conservationists and scientists. Her pioneering study of wild chimpanzees began 50 years ago in Tanzania and revolutionised how we think about both chimpanzees and ourselves. 

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In July 1960, at the age of 26,

Jane Goodall traveled from England

to what is today Tanzania and bravely

entered the little-known world of wild

chimpanzees. She was equipped with

nothing more than a notebook and a

pair of binoculars. But with her

unyielding patience and characteristic

optimism, she won the trust of these

Initially shy creatures. She managed to open a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. The public was fascinated and remains so to this day.


“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  - Jane Goodall


“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.” 
- Jane Goodall

Tekstvak: “Farm animals are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined and, despite having been bred as domestic slaves, they are individual beings in their own right. As such, they deserve our respect. And our help. Who will plead for them if we are silent? Thousands of people who say they ‘love’ animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been treated so with little respect and kindness just to make more meat.” 
- Jane Goodall

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As the dangers to the wild chimpanzee has increased, Jane Goodall has become more involved in efforts to find sanctuary for these endangered creatures.