Primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace
Dr. Jane Morris Goodall, DBE, is an English primatologist, ethnologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Dr. Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. Dr. Goodall is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including being named Dame Commander in the Order of the British Empire, the French Legion of Honor, Japan’s Kyoto Prize, the Medal of Tanzania, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, the Gandhi-King Award for Non-Violence, and the Spanish Prince of Asturias Award. Dr. Goodall is the author of dozens of books, including In the Shadow of Man (1971) and two autobiographies in letters, Africa in My Blood (2000) and Beyond Innocence (2001).