Jane GoodallOn the 29th June 2010 Dr Jane Goodall joined supporters and friends at the Royal Institution in London, on a sweltering evening, to mark the beginning of 50th Anniversary celebrations commemorating the start of Dr Goodall’s ground breaking research with the chimpanzees at Gombe in Tanzania. As a young woman, in 1960, academically unqualified, with just a notebook, pencil and binoculars this was the start of an incredible adventure.

It was a delight to hear more about Dr Goodall’s adventures, and an additional privilege to hear from speakers who had experienced the JGI eventincredible impact Jane had - as an individual, from Charlotte Uhlenbroek (esteemed primatologist, media presenter and former Gombe student), and on their country from Mr Chabaka Faraji Kilumanga, the Acting High Commissioner for Tanzania. JGI event

In the second half of Jane's speech you can also hear the young people from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programme, who inspired us all with their achievements and enthusiasm to make a difference for people, animals and  the environment. 

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In honour JGI UK also launched the Gombe 50 Fund aiming to raise £50,000 to help secure Jane’s vision for the future. Supporters were given the opportunity to join the Gombe 50 club as special supporters of that vision.

You can listen to the speeches here: