The incomparable Dr Jane Goodall, expert on the chimpanzee, returns to New Zealand in her Jane Goodall — Reasons for Hope Tour.

Dr Jane Goodall rose to fame in the 1960s with her extended research on chimpanzee behaviour. Her time in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania revealed many astonishing things including the use and modification of tools in the primate species. She returns to New Zealand after five years to give a presentation and lecture at The Opera House in Wellingtonand to share her reasons for hope. The show includes an audience Q & A segment along with a ‘fireside conversation’ with a moderator.

Now aged 90, Jane has continued her research across six decades. The ethnologist is now a UN Messenger of Peace and is the Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. The institute helped set up the ‘Roots & Shoots’ youth education programme. It reaches millions of young people in more than 60 countries around the world and is the reason why she continues to travel.

In all my lectures and books, I focus on reasons for hope. But today, it’s getting harder and harder to take that message of hope around the world. Today’s young people — everywhere I go — they’re so excited and empowered. We’re listening to their voices. That gives us a reason to hope.

Dr Jane Goodall

Everyone has a role to play

World-renowned conservationist and primatologist Dame Jane Goodall suggests how we can all help to make a better world.

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