Dr. Jane Goodall

Air Dates: December 24-26, 2022

Jane Goodall's research with chimpanzees at Gombe is entering it's fifth decade. She describes her landmark study in her book “In the Shadow of Man,” about which Stephen Jay Gould said “Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees represents one of the Western world's great scientific achievements.” The L.A. Times called her “The Einstein of behavioral sciences.”

Goodall has received many honors for her environmental and humanitarian work, as well as others. She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony held in Buckingham Palace in 2004. In April 2002, Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Goodall a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her other honors include the Tyler Prize of Environmental Achievement, the French Legion of Honor, Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize, and the Spanish Prince of Asturias Award.

Dr. Goodall has written over 35 books among them “Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey,” “Hope for Animals and Their World,” “Seeds of Hope,” “The Chimpanzees of Gombe,” and “In the Shadow of Man.”

Quote:“Here we are with the most highly developed intellect of any creature that has ever walked on the planet so how come we are destroying our only home? I think there has been a disconnect between this clever brain and the human heart, love and compassion.” -- Jane Goodall