SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, continues to travel the world at 89 years old to share her life story as a pioneering scientist and environmental activist, carrying out a keen analysis of the problems that affect to our planet and its biodiversity and inspiring reasons to put hope into action.
The Paraninfo will host this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. a keynote lecture by the primatologist entitled ‘Reasons for Hope’, whose tickets will be made available to the public starting at 4:00 p.m. today, Monday, the 20th. The presentation will be held entirely in English, with simultaneous translation.
Goodall’s work has been fundamental not only to deepen and disseminate knowledge about chimpanzees and other species, but also to generate empathy and strengthen their protection and that of their ecosystems, in addition to inviting us to reflect on our own species and promote a style of more sustainable life in our societies.
Goodall is considered one of the most impactful women scientists of the 20th century and one of the most recognized environmental activists of the 21st century. She was a pioneer in the study of wild chimpanzees and known for her more than sixty-year-long study of the social and familial interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.
Founder of the Roots & Shoots program, the scientist was the first person to discover that chimpanzees were capable of making and using tools, something that until then was considered exclusive to humans.
The event is organized by the University of La Laguna, the College of Veterinarians of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the foundation that bears the name of the primatologist.