The pinnacle of Jane's work was on the social and family life of chimpanzees during her time at the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, in 1960. Jane was able to change the current views on two very popular theories, the first being that only humans were able to construct and use tools and the second being that chimpanzees were strictly vegetarians. Great leaps were made in understanding the social behaviors of chimpanzees due to her research.
Conservation, in any form, mitigates or reverses the negative effects of human activity. Environmental pollution, species extinction and global climate change are all in part results of human mismanagement of the Earth's resources. Jane Goodall has been a champion of conservation and we can all take cue from her and her efforts.
More information on the Jane Goodall Institute can be found HERE.