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Provided by the Jane Goodall Institute.
Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934 in London, England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her pioneering study of chimpanzees in the wild, immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her 1960 discovery that chimpanzees make and use tools shocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals.
In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for future generations. JGI continues the field research in Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, which recognizes the central role humans play in animal and environmental welfare. In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, a global program that empowers youth in nearly 60 countries and since its inception in 1991 has profoundly impacted youth in more than 100 countries to act as the informed conservation leaders of the world. needs so urgently.
Today, Dr. Goodall around the world speaking about the threats chimpanzees face, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living beings and the collective power of individual action. dr. Goodall is a United Nations Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire.
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Provided by WildlifeDirect.
Paula Kahumbu is one of Africa’s best known conservationists. She is the CEO of WildlifeDirect and the brainchild of the Hands Off Our Elephants campaign with Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya. The campaign is widely recognized for the unique successes in advocacy and commitment of the people of Kenya to support the conservation of elephants. She is the producer and host of Africa’s first wildlife documentary series, made by Africans for Africans, called Wildlife Warriors. Paula is the winner of the Whitley Award Gold Award 2021, ROLEX National Geographic Explorer of the Year for 2021, The Whitley Award 2014, National Geographic Howard Buffet Award for Conservation Leadership in Africa in 2010 and is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer . She received a special award at the United Nations Person of the Year celebrations for her pivotal role in raising awareness and mobilizing action around the crisis facing elephants in Kenya. She is recognized as Kenya’s Ambassador for Conservation by Brand Kenya and received the Presidential Award and the title of Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) in 2015. She is a trustee of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Maun Science Park Botswana. Paula received her PhD in ecology from Princeton University, where she studied elephants on the coast of Kenya