Dr. Jane Goodall was invited to Africa for the first time, fueling her already intense affection with animals.
The Start of Something Huge
July 14, 1960
Dr. Jane Goodall, having successfully obtaining the funds to study primate behavior, embarked on her quest, setting down in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, then a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
Off to Cambridge
1962 - 1965
Dr. Jane Goodall was arranged to attend Cambridge University in the UK to receive a PhD. in ethology. She completed her thesis in 1965
The First Publication
Dr. Jane Goodall publishes her research in her first book titled, "My Life Among Wild Chimpanzees."
The Foundation of the Jane Goodall Institute
In 1977, after observing the damage done by people in the wildlife in Africa, Dr. Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute, in an attempt to prevent the further destruction of the environment and mistreatment of animals.
Foundation of the Roots and Shoots
Dr. Jane Goodall founded the Roots and Shoots program to educate youth on the environment.
The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appoints Jane to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.