Jane Goodall

Dr Jane Goodall spent nearly 30 years researching the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania. In 1986, recognising the connections between wildlife conservation and environmental protection, she began to venture out of the rainforest

– to tell other people about the chimpanzees and the natural world. Today, Goodall spends 300 days a year travelling the world as a primatologist, UN Messenger of Peace, and environmental activist.

Goodall motivates people to think, get involved, and take action. Despite current circumstances, she encourages people – young and old – to never give up hope.

“I think the whole industry is driven by its greed for ever-increasing profit. The sums in question are gigantic. I don’t know how exactly these firms were granted permission to cultivate these plants – I don’t even want to think about it. What really shocks me is that Monsanto, Dow and Syngenta... ‘the giants’, insist that all these products are totally safe. But if you look at the trials and studies, again and again you see damage to livers, kidneys and other organs, and reduced fertility – that’s pretty shocking”.