|Happy 80th Birthday, Dr. Jane Goodall|
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Even as a young girl, she organized a nature club for her friends.
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For decades, she courageously observed chimps in their natural African habitat, being the first to show that they were not vegetarians and that they used tools.
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She founded "Roots and Shoots", an organization that supports youth conservation initiatives and has impacted 150,000 young people in 130 countries.
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She has fearlessly advocated for animals her entire life.
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And she has never despaired of the ability of people to positively change our world.
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"It is easy to be overwhelmed by feelings of
hopelessness as we look around the world. We
are losing species at a terrible rate, the balance of
nature is disturbed, and we are destroying our
beautiful planet. We have fear about water
supplies, where future energy will come from
– and most recently the developed world has been
mired in an economic crisis. But in spite of all
this I do have hope. And my hope is based on
Click here to see Dr. Goodall's four reasons.
You can watch a 3-minute biography here (unfortunately no embed code is provided):