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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall

Happy 80th Birthday, Dr. Jane Goodall
(sign her birthday card)

Credit: Why Not Girl!
Even as a young girl, she organized a nature club for her friends.
Photo Credit: Hugo Van Lawick
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. 
Photo Credit: Ron Henggleler
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.
Photo Credit: Stuart Clarke
And she has never despaired of the ability of people to positively change our world.
Photo Credit: The Jane Goodall Institute

"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

four factors.

Click here to see Dr. Goodall's four reasons.

You can watch a 3-minute biography here (unfortunately no embed code is provided):

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