Dr. Jane Goodall

Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace

In the summer of 1960, Dr. Jane Goodall ventured into Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, East Africa. Although it was unheard of for a woman to travel into the African forest, this was the fulfillment of her childhood dream. Today, Goodall and her staff continue to contribute to significant findings on chimpanzee behavior and social relations. Over the years her studies have shown the many striking similarities between humans and chimpanzees. Goodall earned her Ph.D. in Ethology from Cambridge University in 1965. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education and Conservation. Her honors include the Kyoto Prize in Bai Science and the Animal Welfare Institute’s Albert Schweitzer Award.