Jane Goodall

Founder, Jane Goodall Institute

Founder of Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. 1960, began landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania under mentorship of Louis Leakey. Her work at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve became the foundation of future primatological research and redefined the relationship between humans and animals; 1977, established Jane Goodall Institute. Currently travels an average 300 days per year speaking about threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental concerns, and about her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems facing our planet.