Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope
About Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall is the world’s best known female scientist. She started studying chimpanzees in 1960 in Gombe Tanzania and research continues today. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) was founded in 1977 and there are now JGI offices in 27 counties. In 1991 she formed Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots a programme that empowers young people of all ages to undertake projects for their local community, for animals and for the environment and is now active in 130 countries. In 1994 Jane formed TACARE (Take Care) which is a community-centred conservation and development programme which partners with communities around Gombe to create sustainable livelihoods while promoting conservation goals.