Monday, January 23, 2012

Jane Goodall, Geographer

Several members of the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance were delighted to be in attendance at the 2010 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, when Dr. Jane Goodall was the inaugural recipient of the AAG's Atlas Award. In the video below, AAG Executive Director Bill Richardson explains why she was selected to be the first recipient of this, our most prestigious award. More importantly, the video includes Dr. Goodall's delightful acceptance speech, which she begins with a chimpanzee greeting.

As Dr. Richardson mentions, the Gombe Reserve in Tanzania is a fascinating place where geographers are now working with the Goodall Institute to better understand human-environment interactions and to protect both human livelihoods and natural environments.

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