The guys at the animal sanctuaries in Bolivia are extremely excited, as we have recently learned that Jane Goodall is coming to visit later this year! Jane Goodall is one of the World’s most famous scientists. Her pioneering study of wild chimpanzees, begun over 40 years ago in Tanzania, revolutionised how we think about both chimpanzees and ourselves. Her research in Africa continues to this day and is the longest field study ever undertaken of any group of animals in the wild. Today, however, Jane combines her scientific work with international advocacy on behalf of chimps and the environment.
A few years ago, the Discovery Channel made a documentary called “Janes Heroes”, where Jane selected and rewarded five heroes within the field of conservation. The head of the Bolivian animal sanctuaries, Juan Carlos Antezana, was one of the five, giving added recognition to the fantastic work they are doing over there.
As well as our shared link with the parks in Bolivia, Quest Overseas is a big fan of Jane’s Roots and Shoots network, a powerful, youth-driven, global network of more than 8,000 groups in almost 100 countries. Together, youth of all ages are taking action to improve our world through service learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment and the human community.
Quest will be actively promoting the Roots and Shoots network to all of our teams this year and we hope to help expand this wonderful community.