Gene Goodall, a world-famous naturalist and conservationist, will receive the Templeton Prize this year, one of the largest cash prizes in the world.
An estimate of nearly half a billion forints
Scientist Heather Templeton Dell, president of the John Templeton Foundation, praised that his “discoveries have fundamentally changed the world’s views of animal intelligence, enriching our human image in a humble and sublime way.”
The prize, created by John Templeton, is one of the largest cash prizes in the world,
It currently has a cost of 1.1 million pounds (446 million HUF). Founded in 1972, the award is given to those whose work and career combine science with spirituality.
The award was first awarded to Mother Therese Kalkutai, and among the winners in recent years was the Dalai Lama, but two years ago she received the title II. And the Jordanian monarch, King Abdullah, won. Last year’s winner was Francis Collins, director of the US National Institutes of Health, head of the Human Genome Project.
His ethical discoveries are pioneering
Goodall was born in London in 1934. He traveled to Kenya in 1957, where he met the famous anthropologist and paleontologist Louis Leakey. In 1960, at the invitation of the scientist, he began his world-famous search for chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania.
Jane Goodall’s research revolutionized primate zoology and changed the way scientists and the public view recognition of the emotional and social complexity of animals. He was the first to notice that chimpanzees perform activities
Which was previously thought exclusively to belong to people,
Like making tools, it has also shown that chimpanzees have their own personality.
In 1977, he founded the Jane Goodall Institute for the Conservation and Study of Chimpanzees and to Support Local Communities. In the 1990s, he founded the environmental and humanitarian program Roots & Shoots, whose hands-on projects benefit communities, animals, and the environment in more than 65 countries.
He continues his educational work at the age of 87
“Some people think we can live away from nature, but we can’t,” stressed Goodall, who said everyone needs to rethink how the decisions they make today will affect future generations and the health of the planet.
In recent decades, Goodall has spent an average of more than 300 days traveling annually.
To lecture around the world on nature conservation and the opportunity for teamwork to bring about change.
He had to stop traveling due to the coronavirus epidemic, but he continued his internet business. He launched a podcast from his childhood home in England, and reached millions of people via social media at the age of 87.
(Source: MTI / AP)
“Friendly thinker. Wannabe social media geek. Extreme student. Total troublemaker. Web evangelist. Tv advocate.”