Jane Goodall Visits Le Vallauris
Recently Le Vallauris had one special guest. It was the great Jane Goodall.
We here at Le Vallauris were very honored by the visit and very proud to support the work of the Goodall Foundation. For those who do not know, Jane Goodall spent her life working with the great chimpanzees in Gombe National Park. Today Jane is a very popular public lecturer spreading the word that one person can make a difference. During the lecture she also shares with audiences about the conditions of chimpanzees today and the goals of her program called Jane Goodall Institute.
The Jane Goodall Institute is set up to improve the global understanding of the great apes by educating the public and therefore improving their treatment. The Jane Goodall Institute also works to preserve the great apes and their habitats by working to promote the living conditions of the people in the area. Jane also works with young people around the world to teach them to love their world communities, all animals and to be good stewards of the environment.
Since its conception in 1977 the Jane Goodall Institute has established locations in:
• Greater Gombe Ecosystem in Tanzania
• Masito-Ugalla Ecosystem in Tanzania
• Albertine Rift Region in Uganda
• Mt. Otzi Central Forest Reserve in Uganda
• Tchimpounga Natural Reserve in the Republic of Congo
• Maiko-Tayna-Kahuzi Biega Landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo
• Boke Prefecture in Guinea
Jane Goodall talked with Le Vallauris’s sommelier Bruce Barett about bushmeat trade which is killing many of the wild animals for the food needed by the loggers in the area where the chimpanzees live. Also in many of the areas where the chimpanzees live there is a new trend of eating the meat as a status symbol. Therefore, the Jane Goodall Institute is working to educate children about the importance of biodiversity while working to stop poaching of the animals. They are also working to find alternative sources of protein for the local populations.
Please consider helping the Jane Goodall Institute by checking out their website at http://www.janegoodall.org.
Le Vallauris is open 7 days a week from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. You can visit Le Vallauris online at www.levallauris.com.