24 hours with Jane Goodall

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Last year I won a morning behind the scenes with Jane Goodall, known for her pioneering research on chimpanzees. Last Friday was the day and it would be very special. For years this woman inspires me in both my work and private life. It was special. But in a different way. I didn’t have  hallelujah-breakthrough moments and I didn’t have moments bursting into tears because I was so touched. None of that. It was – eventually – extraordinarily normal. Because … Read More

Inspired by Jane Goodall: Hope is needed to keep going

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For years, primatologist Jane Goodall is one of my biggest inspirations. The first time I read one of her books was in 2002, when my work with the Latin American wildlife rehabilitation centers had ended. I had another month to travel around and during that trip I saw her book Reason for Hope in a shop. I bought it pretty intuitively: I actually didn’t know much about her. A few days later, I read the book. At that time I … Read More