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Goodall established the Gombe Stream Research Centre in 1965. It continues today, one of the longest uninterrupted wildlife studies in existence.
The Jane Goodall Institute worked collaboratively with zoos and universities to establish ChimpanZoo, an international research program dedicated to the study of captive chimpanzees and the improvement of their lives. About 20 zoos and sanctuaries around the world participate.

Goodall has earned scores of honours, including the Medal of Tanzania, the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal, Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize, and the Gandhi/King Award for Nonviolence. Additionally, Goodall was appointed a United Nations “Messenger of Peace,” and a “Dame of the British Empire” (the female equivalent of knighthood.) In 2006, she received the French Legion of Honour.

She is the author of numerous publications, including the best-selling autobiography Reason for Hope and several children’s books. Her latest book is Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating. She also has written two overviews of her work at Gombe: In the Shadow of Man and Through a Window.
Goodall has been the subject of numerous documentaries, including several “Discovery Channel” specials. In 2002, she was featured in the large-screen format film, Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees.