Dr. Jane Goodall gives an open lecture in Reykjavík, Háskólabíó, on Wednesday 15 June where she will discuss the challenges in nature conservation.
This is a unique event, admission is free and open to all.
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. To this end she started the Jane Goodall Institute, a global non-profit organisation. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, In 1991, Dr. Goodall foundedRoots & Shoots, a global environmental and humanitarian youth programme, with a group of Tanzanian students. Today, Roots & Shoots connects hundreds of thousands of youth in more than 130 countries.
Dr. Jane Goodall‘s visit is a collaboration between the Institute of International Affairs, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, The Institute for Sustainable Studies, Environment and Natural Resources – an interdisciplinary graduate programme, UNU-LRT – United Nations University – Land Restoration Training Programme, Icelandic Environment Association, Biologia in Iceland, and Vakandi.
Dr. Goodall will be in Iceland from 12 to 16 June during which time she will meet with graduate students at the University of Iceland, children that participate in the eco-schools, and students at the University of the young.