The Perfect World Foundation`s Board of Directors and Advisory Board has unanimously decided that the “Fragile Rhino” and the award “The Conservationist of the year 2015” together with USD 10.000 to be awarded to Dr. Jane Goodal.
“To Dr. Jane Goodall, for her long, persistence and amazing work to highlight the situation, and for been taking inspiring actions, to help endangered species and particularly Chimpanzees”
Dr. Jane Goodall receives the Award from the Founders of TPWF Ragnhild (Rags) and Lars Jacobsson
We thank you for your inspiring work that have been encouraging us all and for giving us Hope to hopefully avoid becoming the generation that extinct our amazing Wildlife. And we are all looking forward to your inspiration for many years to come.
In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars. But with her unyielding patience and characteristic optimism, she won the trust of these initially shy creatures. She managed to open a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. The public was fascinated and remains so to this day.
Today, Jane’s work revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share. The Jane Goodall Institute works to protect the famous chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, but recognizes this can’t be accomplished without a comprehensive approach that addresses the needs of local people who are critical to chimpanzee survival. Our community-centered conservation programs in Africa include sustainable development projects that engage local people as true partners. These programs began around Gombe in 1994, but have since been replicated in other parts of the continent. Likewise, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, which Jane started with a group of Tanzania students in 1991, is today the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program for young people from preschool through university with nearly 150,000 members in more than 130 countries.