Legendary Primatologist & Environmentalist

Dr. Jane Goodall Speaking Fee: $75,000 to $100,000

Speaking Fee:
$75,000 to $100,000

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Available Upon Request

Primary Topic Category:
Big Names / Headliners / Star Power


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Dr. Jane Goodall At A Glance:

Jane Goodall, dubbed by her biographer "the woman who redefined man," has changed our perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two. Over the past 45 years, Goodall herself has also evolved — from steadfast scientist to passionate conservationist and humanitarian.

In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars. But with her unyielding patience and characteristic optimism, she won the trust of these initially shy creatures. She managed to open a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. The public was fascinated and remains so to this day.

Today, Jane’s work revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share. The Jane Goodall Institute works to protect the famous chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, but recognizes this can’t be accomplished without a comprehensive approach that addresses the needs of local people who are critical to chimpanzee survival. Our community-centered conservation programs in Africa include sustainable development projects that engage local people as true partners. These programs began around Gombe in 1994, but have since been replicated in other parts of the continent. Likewise, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, which Jane started with a group of Tanzania students in 1991, is today the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program for young people from preschool through university with nearly 150,000 members in more than 130 countries.

It was amazing!! Everyone had the best time – she was funny, the message was perfect…just awesome.

— Clif Bar & Company

One word - phenomenal. We sold out of tickets (3000) almost two weeks in advance of Dr. Goodall's lecture. Our phones didn't stop ringing for weeks. Her lecture and book signing were amazing and truly inspirational. ... In all sincerity, I would work with you, your staff, and your agency again in a heartbeat.

— Oakland University

Jane was (and is) fantastic! Thank you, Emily and the JG team for your work to help make this a fabulous event for the YWCA. After her keynote, it looked like every book was sold ... and signed by Jane. She is quite a woman and a wonderful inspiration. Thanks for helping us make the YWCA's dream to have Jane Goodall as their keynote a reality.


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