Taronga Institute Celebrates World-Renowned Conservationist
The Taronga Institute of Science and Learning has been dedicated to Dr Jane Goodall for her outstanding commitment to conservation.
Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Dr Goodall has spent much of her life spreading awareness on environmental and conservation issues. She has championed research and education in the fight against wildlife under threat and has been a key supporter of Taronga Zoo for many years.
Dr Goodall visited the zoo over the weekend and met with Taronga’s Youth at the Zoo. She told them that “every single one of you can make a difference. Every day you get to make a decision on how the world can be better.”
The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Institute enables Taronga to expand capabilities in conservation science, research and learning. By co-locating teaching facilities and research laboratories in the same facility, tangible links between theory and practice are created. The aim being to inspire future generations to contribute to conservation.
Dr Goodall said she was honoured by the dedication, explaining that zoos such as Taronga “play a major part in conservation efforts and education.”