Jane Goodall on humanity and hope – Soul Search

“Give nature a chance and it will reclaim it.” – Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall portrait

Jane Goodall portrait

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall tells us about the many teachers who have taught her about humanity and hope. From her childhood reading tree, Beech, to her first dog, Rusty, and of course the Gombe Forest and her beloved chimpanzees, they have all made an indelible mark on her life.

Today one of her hopes is the young people she meets through the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots program.

  Jane, Mr. H and Roots and Shoots participants

Jane, Mr. H and Roots and Shoots participants

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Delivered: The Jane Goodall Institute

  Jane, Mr. H and Roots and Shoots participants

Jane, Mr. H and Roots and Shoots participants

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Delivered: The Jane Goodall Institute

Dr. Goodall is also the 2021 Templeton Prize winner, which celebrates scientists whose work explores the deepest questions of the universe and the place and purpose of our own species in it.

In this conversation, Dr. Goodall, how time in the woods, a moment at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and her grandmother’s favorite verse from the Bible were a source of wisdom and guidance in her life and work.

Chimpanzees in Gombe

Chimpanzees in Gombe

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Delivered: Gombe Stream National Park

Chimpanzees in Gombe

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Delivered: Gombe Stream National Park

“When we come together, when each of us does what we can every day to make a difference, we move away from the doom and gloom,” says Dr. Goodall. ‚ÄúThere is a big ‘but’ – do we have time? Is the window big enough? It still closes. We have to open it up and give nature a chance. “

Also hear from Vineeta Gupta, the Tasmanian coordinator of Roots and Shoots in Australia. She believes the environment is an integral part of our social well-being and is passionate about doing everything possible to preserve it.

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