Friday, October 13, 2006

Dr. Jane Goodall's Message & Contribution

Most Merciful shows mercy to those who have mercy on others. Show mercy to those on earth, and the One above the heaven will show mercy to you.
(Saying of Prophet Muhammad, blessed be him)

Dr. Jane Goodall is a dedicated primatologist and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute whose mission is to advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things.

:: Watch this beautiful soul giving an enlightening talk @ Google Video. Indeed we have a lot to learn from Mother Earth, from Mother Nature. And i tell you, its a very inspirations speech in her very simple words. May God bless her beautiful work. (and let me confess, water was flowing from my eyes near the end of the video)

This is her message on Earth Day Message of Hope:
We live in dark times: we are destroying Mother Earth and many people have lost hope. So it is important to highlight all that is being done to heal our planet.

More and more of us are protesting the magnitude of the insults perpetrated against people, animals, and environment, the selfish squandering of our children’s future all in the name of economic progress. Thousands are joining together to tackle problems of poverty, the unsustainable life styles of the elite and the destruction of the environment.

Through programs such as the provision of small loans for the poor, empowerment of women, organic farms, farmers markets, the purchase of farmland and wilderness to prevent development, and alternative energy technologies, the quality of life can be improved and people can better live in harmony with nature. And nature is very resilient.

Most importantly, we are realizing that we as individuals truly make a difference and are thinking more carefully about the effect of our actions. This lies at the heart of the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program, Roots & Shoots: roots make a firm foundation, shoots seem small but to reach the light can break through brick walls (all the problems we have inflicted on the planet) to make this world a better place for all. The thousands of groups in 95 countries select hands-on projects that help animals, the environment and the human community.

My greatest source of hope for the future is the energy, commitment and often the courage of young people when they know the problems and are empowered to act. They are changing the world. (text credit: The Nature Conservancy)

:: Visit Jane Goodall Institute's Gombe Chimpanzee Blog, which blog using Google Earth so that you can watch the exotic places even in dense green forest in Africa. (Example google earth entry)

:: For more please visit Jane Goodall Institute | Roots and Shoots

:: Learn about her life and work | Pbs documents on Wild Chimpanzees | Jane's Quotes | African Dispatch: A Weekend With Jane Goodall | Animals and us: Close encounters | a CNN interview | Wild Chimpanzee Video trailer | Jane Goodall's Books | Wie's entry | Jane - An extraordinary Life

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