Dr Jane Goodall

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Date Published: 18/08/2020
Duration: 00:48:04
Season: 3

Today, I’m joined by legendary ethologist and conservationist Dame Dr Jane Goodall, known best for her groundbreaking research of wild chimpanzees.

When Jane moved from England to Gombe in Tanzania, at the age of just 26, virtually nothing was known about chimpanzees in the wild. Her findings, in particular observing them using tools to get food, changed our understanding of animal behaviour and the natural world, and propelled Jane to international fame. What makes this even more astounding is that at the time, she had no formal scientific qualifications. Still running today, the study is the world’s longest running continuous wildlife research project.

Jane has since been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace and was invested as a dame of the British Empire. Now at the age of 86 she remains a dedicated activist, travelling 300 days of every year (before covid), becoming equally well known as a conservationist and a champion of human rights.


Destination Recap:

  • Bournemouth
  • Serengeti
  • Gombe
  • Germany
  • Cape Town
  • Tanzania
  • Nebraska
  • Malaysia
  • Tendaguru, Tanzania
  • Lubbock ,Texas
  • Auschwitz
  • Haiti
  • Death


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If you want to get involved or find out more about Jane’s work, visit www.janegoodall.org.uk and www.rootsnshoots.org.uk

The documentary, Jane, is currently available on Netflix and is a fantastic watch.

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This episode was produced by Holly Rubenstein


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