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JGI-Uganda Ecotourism Project Nominated for Conservation Award

I love seeing good news on the conservation and tourism front in Uganda. It’s even better when it is about The Jane Goodall Instutute, which is my favorite conservation group in Uganda. The following information is from the JGI Website: … Continue reading

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Jane Goodall visits Uganda

Few people have had a greater impact on how humanity sees itself than Dr. Jane Goodall.

This inspirational woman was in Kampala Friday evening to give a talk at a fundraiser for the Uganda branch of the Jane Goodall Institute. It was part of a tour of East Africa commemorating 50 years since she started her groundbreaking research observing the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream in Tanzania (then Tanganyika) in 1960.

Her story is a tribute to the power of perseverance and tenacity. As a child she fell in love with Africa through reading the Tarzan books (and lamenting that he “chose that other, wimpy Jane”). At the age of 8 she decided she wanted to study animals in Africa. However, the odds were against her. Continue reading

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