Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, is an primatologist and anthropologist considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees

In July 1960, at the age of 26, Goodall traveled from England to what is now Tanzania and ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees under mentorship of Louis Leakey. Her work at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve became the foundation of future primatological research and redefined the relationship between humans and animals; 1977, established Jane Goodall Institute. 2002, was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. 2019, launched the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation. Goodall is an honorary member of the World Future Council.

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.

Currently travels an average 300 days per year speaking about threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental concerns, and about her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems facing our planet.