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Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Co-Founder & Inspirational Leader

Jane is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace. While she is known for her groundbreaking work studying chimpanzees, Jane is also one of the world’s preeminent advocates for protecting our environment and climate. In 1991, she founded Roots and Shoots, a youth program to empower young people to affect positive change in their communities, which now has chapters in over 140 countries worldwide. Many of her Roots and Shoots members are actively engaged in tree planting. In 1994, Jane started TACARE or “Take Care” a pilot project to stop deforestation and reforest the hills around Gombe. TACARE is also about educating communities on sustainability and agriculture training. Dr. Goodall was awarded the 2021 Templeton Prize. As the Co-Founder and the inspirational leader for Trees for Jane, Dr. Goodall is committed to do all she can to encourage everyone around the world to support the protection, restoration, and planting of forests and trees.