Trees for Jane

Exclusive: Dr. Jane Goodall Needs Your Help on Her Most Crucial Mission Yet

The ethologist and conservationist turns her passion and voice to Trees for Jane, a grassroots effort to plant and protect one of Earth’s most precious resources.

By Angela Matusik

When Dr. Jane Gooddall was a little girl growing up in Bournemouth, England, one of her best friends was a beech tree in her yard that she would climb, read stories to, and share secrets with. It was from its branches that she first dreamed of living in the forest. After dedicating her life to studying and protecting endangered animals around the world, the 87-year-old primatologist is now using her voice and platform to protect, preserve, and nurture that early love of hers—trees.

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