Jane Goodall My great reason for hope is the indomitable human spirit By Trevor Clarke Dame Jane Goodall is a woman who has devoted virtually her whole adult life to the study of chimpanzees and conservation to protect the environment and animal habitat, especially in Africa, a continent she first visited at the age of 26. Her interest in nature has been with her from a very young age, starting with hens on a farmyard and Jane tells us how much her mother has been an influence and role throughout her life. Bestowed with many awards, Jane is the guest of honour for the Jane Goodall Intitute at the Inspirational Awards for Women in London on 8th September. Jane also talks about her work, beliefs, the role and mission of the two organisations she founded, the challenges she sees that the world is facing and what needs to change, along with her hopes for the future of humankind and the planet. Bestowed with many awards, Jane is the guest of honour for the Jane Goodall INSTITUTE at the Inspirational Awards for Women in London on 8th September. What were the influences from your childood and your parents which led you on the journey and mission that you undertook? I was five years old when World War 2 broke out and I went with my mother and little sister to live with my maternal grandmother, Danny (I could got say GRanny). We lived in a Victorian red brick house in Bournemouth, with a big garden. My father had joined up – I never really knew him, even before the war. We had very little money and there was rationing of food, clothes – everything. We grew vegetables amon [...]

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