Dame Jane Morris Goodall has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Price for 2019. She was also included on the 2019 TIME 100 List of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her over 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees.
Over 30 scientists and leaders in environmental conservation, as well as several online petitions, are calling for Dr. Goodall to be awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Since awards are not given posthumously there is a big push for her to receive this award now since she is 85 yrs old and very deserving.
Her early work studying chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, situated in what would become Tanzania, revealed that “our similarities with animals are far greater than are our differences,” writes the group of researchers, authors and teachers from 16 countries, on the website Change.org.
“We must see ourselves as partners not only with other humans, but also with chimpanzees and all the other creatures who walk, swim, crawl, and fly on the face of the earth,” they add.
In 1977, Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute, which supports projects ranging from agroforestry to micro-lending to primate research. Today, she travels around 300 days a year speaking as an advocate for the environment and as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.