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Dr Jane Goodall Visits Cleland

June 3, 2024 7:35 am in by
Photo of Jane Goodall: Silvertrace Photography, supplied

World-famous environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall has just been in the Adelaide Hills as part of a global tour.

The 90-year-old visited Cleland Wildlife Park on Saturday 1 June, ahead of her ‘Reasons for Hope’ event at the Adelaide Town Hall.

Goodall’s groundbreaking research into chimpanzee behaviour in the 1960s and 70s led to the discovery that chimpanzees were making and using tools and were capable of feeling and expressing emotions, much like humans.

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She embarked on a mission to secure their future, and this expanded into a global network, the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977.

One of Dr Goodall’s flagship initiatives is Roots and Shoots – a youth program which aims to foster respect and compassion for all living things and inspire participants to take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

“I am thrilled to see how many young people are working to find solutions to the problems facing our planet and its inhabitants,” Dr Goodall said.

South Australia has several youth conservation projects currently operating under the Roots & Shoots banner including McAuley Community School’s blue banded bees and microbats project and a regent parrot conservation initiative run by the River Murray Youth Council and River Murray Mallee Aboriginal Corporation Rangers.

The regent parrot conservation program is a part of it, it’s run by River Murray Youth Council and River Murray Mallee Aboriginal Corporation Rangers.

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