ANIMAL PLANET: Top 10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Jane Goodall Special Reporting Initiatives winner Wendee Nicole published a story on AnimalPlanet. The piece highlights Jane Goodall’s achievements and touches on how empowering locals to take charge of their environment can help conserve tropical forests.

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World famous primatologist Jane Goodall turns 80 on April 3rd and there’s no better time than now to reflect on Lady Jane’s incredible contributions not only to science, but to spreading her gentle goodwill around the world. She champions hope, peace, poverty alleviation and showing compassion for all the planet’s creatures by making wise decisions and using the main thing that separates us from chimpkind: our noggins.  Read the top 10 reasons to love Jane here.