Public lecture by Jane Goodall

On May 11th, Dr. Jane Goodall will hold a public lecture at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). Dr. Goodall is a World renowned conservationist, working to protect endangered species around the globe, particularly chimpanzees.

Organised by Wageningen UR, Jane Goodall Institute Netherlands

Sun 11 May 2014 13:00

Venue Orion, building number 103

Seize this unique opportunity to listen to, and meet with, one of the world’s leading animal conservationists. Register now, limited places are available.

The lecture, an initiative of the Jane Goodall Institute Netherlands and Wageningen UR,  will be held in Orion, Wageningen Campus. You are welcome from 13.00 hrs, doors open at 14.00 hrs. The lecture will be followed by a reception and meet and greet opportunity.


We are fully booked for this event. If you are still interested to follow the lecture, please check out this website on May 11th at 14.00 and further for a video stream of the event

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About Jane Goodall

In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars. But with her unyielding patience and characteristic optimism, she won the trust of these initially shy creatures. She managed to open a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. The public was fascinated and remains so to this day.

Today, Jane’s work revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share. The Jane Goodall Institute works to protect the famous chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, but recognizes this can’t be accomplished without a comprehensive approach that addresses the needs of local people who are critical to chimpanzee survival. Our community-centered conservation programs in Africa include sustainable development projects that engage local people as true partners. These programs began around Gombe in 1994, but have since been replicated in other parts of the continent. Likewise, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, which Jane started with a group of Tanzania students in 1991, is today the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program for young people from preschool through university with nearly 150,000 members in more than 130 countries.

About the lecture

In her speech, Sowing the Seeds of Hope, Dr. Goodall, will bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees―from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field.

Dr. Goodall will also share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research and celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2012. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

In Sowing the Seeds of Hope, Dr. Goodall will provide insight into the person behind the globe-trotting international icon:  a UN Messenger of Peace, Dame of the British Empire, and the subject of countless articles and television programs around the world.  She will also discuss the current threats facing the planet and her reasons for hope in these complex times, encouraging everyone in the audience to do their part to make a positive difference each and every day.