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Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE (/ˈɡʊdɔːl/; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. She is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, after 60 years studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. Goodall first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960, where she witnessed human-like behaviours amongst chimpanzees, including armed conflict.[failed verification]
Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall
3 April 1934
London, England, UK
|Education||Newnham College, Cambridge (BA)|
Darwin College, Cambridge (MA, PhD)
|Known for||Study of chimpanzees, conservation, animal welfare|
(m. 1964; div. 1974)
(m. 1975; died 1980)
|Thesis||Behaviour of free-living chimpanzees (1966)|
|Doctoral advisor||Robert Hinde|
She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. As of 2022, she is on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project. In April 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace. Goodall is an honorary member of the World Future Council.