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.
JGI UK’s mission is to make a difference for all living things through conservation, research and education.
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.”