Dr. , DBE

British Primatologist, Ethologist, Anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace

is the most famous chimpanzee expert in the world. A colleague of anthropologist Louis Leakey in Kenya in the late 1950s, she began studying the social organization of chimpanzees in 1960, in what is now Tanzania. She obtained her PhD from Cambridge in 1965, and in 1967 she established Tanzania's Gombe Stream Research Centre. Her research, based on extensive field work, is considered a milestone in the study of chimpanzees. Goodall has been a visiting professor at Stanford University (1971-75), Tufts University (1987-88), the University of Southern California (1990) and Cornell University (1996-2002), and has held a position at Tanzania's University of Dar es Salaam since 1973. She is the author of several books, including In the Shadow of Man and My Life With The Chimpanzees, and in 1995 she was presented the CBE by Queen Elizabeth II. She founded the Institute in 1977, and she lectures around the world, making appearances to support animal welfare and conservation



“It was a fantastic event and we are so glad Jane and the Institute have connected with all the organizers and we feel it was time very well spent and much good will come from participating in the conference.”

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