Dr Jane Goodall DBE
Dr Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, is world renowned for her pioneering research on wild chimpanzees. Today, Dr Goodall is widely recognized for establishing innovative, community-centred conservation and development programmes in Africa, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, JGI's global environmental and humanitarian youth programme, which is now in nearly 100 countries. Dr Goodall travels and average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.
Dr Goodall's honours include the French Legion of Honour, the Medal of Tanzania and Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002 Dr Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003 she was named a Dame of the British Empire. www.janegoodall.org and www.rootsnshoots.org.uk