Conservation icon Dr. Jane Goodall made her career studying the behaviour of chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. Since then, she has dedicated her life to the conservation of animals, the environments that support them, and the well-being of humans.
At Mpala Research Centre, Jane spoke with researchers studying topics from livestock-wildlife coexistence to agricultural development to environmental education. Her Roots and Shoots program, like the Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs based at
Mpala, empowers young people to learn and act for a better future.
Jane delivered a message of hope to students and scientists: "When scientists say it's too late...that's where I think they're wrong. I think we have a window of time - we know that we can help species on the brink of extinction, we know that Mother Nature has amazing restoration powers."
In a Live Chat with Mpala Executive Director Dr. Dino Martins on July 6, 2018, Jane reflects on her path, the way forward for conservation, and reasons for hope.