Jane Goodall is one of the most famous primatologists with world name and an active fighter for nature protection.
She is widely known thanks to her more-than-45-years experience studying social life of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania and as a founder of an International Jane Goodall Institute.
This incredible and one of a kind woman dedicated last 50 years of her life to the popularization of knowledge of chimpanzee behaviour. Jane was barely beyond 20 when she first came to Tanzania to study groups of these wild animals hoping that studying chimpanzee behaviour under natural conditions would help people to understand the mechanisms of evolution better.
Everyone who is trying to improve the life of animals will be inevitably criticized by those who consider this effort to be spent in a wrong way in the world where the mankind suffers Jane Goodall
Lone researcher by nature, Jane became a pioneer in the field of ethology of primates. When she was young, she figured out that to study animal behaviour objectively an animal has to stay in its natural habitat. Her great love for chimpanzees gradually outgrew into something much bigger. Many unique discoveries of Goodall literally flipped scientific notation of primates.
Now Jane is 83 years old. Apparently, the time to retire? But never before her call for animal protection was so loud.
The founder of the Institute of Jane Goodall and the creator of “Roots and Shoots” ecological project for children, she goes on with her educational activity. She published a book about chimpanzee behaviour, and her work as an animal and environment protection activist won great respect of people from all over the world.
Today, being a UN Ambassador, Jane spends a lot of her time traveling, giving lectures and telling people about the details of catastrophic state in which many wild animals ended up being. She spends 300 days a year visiting other cities and countries! And all is due to the fact that Jane still cannot keep calm about the problems which she has encountered very closely.
Over recent years Jane has been advocating for the implementation of strict legislative restrictions on keeping exotic animals in private hands. She is convinced that wild animals, such as primates, feline and many more, suffer a lot in captivity, and she makes much effort to spread this information and change the legislation.
In May of 2015 New York Blood Transfusion Center made it to newspaper headlines for its attempt to throw in the lurch 66 chimpanzees that had been used as experimental animals for 30 years by sending them to remote regions of Liberia. Jane launched an open petition with the demand to oblige the Center to acknowledge its responsibility for the fate of the animals and to provide them with decent care and upkeep for the rest of their lives.
After the death of lion Cecile that struck the whole world community, Jane Goodall posted a public statement about further inadmissibility of trophy hunting on her website. Having strongly condemned the incident, a brave woman openly stepped on the warpath with the killers of wild animals.
I have no words to express my indignation. An animal was not only killed but also suffered for a few hours before its death! I am only glad that thanks to this story the eyes of thousands of people around the world have been opened Jane Goodall
Currently Jane is working on launching a company on toughening the control over international transportation of parts of wild animals.
The materials were partially translated from the following source: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/times-jane-goodall-spoke-out-for-animals-everywhere/