Renown English primatologist and anthropologist and world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Dr Jane Goodall, will soon be visiting Australia, Dr Goodall will appear for one night only at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on 8 May 2019 before travelling on for two more events in Melbourne and Adelaide.
Through her groundbreaking work in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, Dr Goodall redefined how scientists interact with the wild, contributing to one of the greatest studies of primates the world has ever seen.
The natural bond that exists between humans and chimpanzees allowed Dr Goodall to develop meaningful, individual relationships with the resident primates of Gombe. Her connection with the animals served as inspiration for what would become a lifetime of work dedicated to combating deforestation, illegal trade and unethical mining operations that have devastated chimpanzee populations across Africa.
Dr Goodall’s quest for animal welfare and conservation is as relevant now as it ever has been. With the shifts in our global climate displacing not only chimpanzees but thousands of other species (including humans), her message of compassion and environmental responsibility is incredibly pertinent for 2019 and beyond.
Far from being bogged down by the seemingly endless flow of bad-news stories, Dr Goodall’s focus is on our capacity to make a difference. Her belief in the power of inspired youth and activism has never faltered over her career.
Dr Goodall will share her perspectives on current environmental issues, what the future looks like for the inhabitants of our shared planet and what we can do to change the course of history.
Photo by Tony Burrows. Jane Goodall: Rewind The Future is presented by Think Inc. and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia. Find out more and book tickets at www.thinkinc.org/goodall