The travels of Dr Jane

We want to congratulate Dr Jane on two big moments this past month. She was a grateful recipient of the Cinema for Peace Honorary Award for her 60-year dedication to scientific endeavour and conservation. Dr Jane is very proud of her role in spreading peace in the world and harmony with nature, as exemplified in her role as a UN Ambassador for Peace and though our JGI Peace Day celebrations in September each year with R&S groups in Australia and around the world.

Dr Jane was also honoured to be at the 71st British Academy Film & Theatre Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 18. The new documentary JANE was nominated for a BAFTA, as well as shortlisted for an Oscar, so if you haven’t already seen it, keep your eyes on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for the latest updates and watch out for its TV premiere on National Geographic Australia from March 11.

Dr Jane in the Good Weekend

In case you missed it, our very own Dr Jane featured in the latest Good Weekend in The Age / Sydney Morning Herald. The article about how “we can put the world on the right track: why Jane Goodall isn’t slowing down” talks of her crusade to save chimpanzees and continued fight for animal rights. Based on an interview with Dr Jane during her trip to Australia in June 2017, the article also mentions the extraordinary new documentary, JANE, which follows her early years in the Tanzanian forest. As Dr Jane says “people see what’s happening to the environment and feel helpless – so they do nothing. My main message is that each one of us makes a difference every day by the choices we make.” Read the full inspiring article here.

Photo credit: National Geographic Society / Hugo van Lawick

Jane’s Message and Mission for 2018

Dr Jane Goodall is on a mission: to inspire people around the world to live harmoniously with nature, one another, and the other species that share our planet.

Towards the end of last year, Jane shared with us her wish for 2018, and helped us launch into a year of action and hope.

This year, to further her mission, Jane visited Europe just ahead of her North American spring tour and then appeared on CNN with Alisyn Camerota to discuss trophy hunting and other critical conservation issues. Jane was also present at UNESCO for a special screening of JANE, the new Brett Morgen documentary, and took part in a special video at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on climate change and the responsibility that we all have to make sustainable choices for today and the future.

Keep up with Dr Jane’s travels around the world as she crosses the globe 300 days a year by following #WheresJane on social media.

Photo credit: Toby Burrows