Ten Trusts

Happy Birthday to Jane Goodall, 80 years today. I’ve so much admiration for this woman who has made so much difference for so many.

And I’m reminded of The Ten Trusts, a book co-authored by herself and Marc Bekoff that I read a fair while ago – so long ago, in fact, that it looks like the paperback is out of print! The Ten Trusts themselves are well worth highlighting, and this is as good a time as any to share them with you.

The Ten Trusts

1. Rejoice that we are part of the Animal Kingdom.

2. Respect all life.

3. Open our minds, in humility, to animals and learn from them.

4. Teach our children to respect and love nature.

5. Be wise stewards of life on earth.

6. Value and help preserve the sounds of nature.

7. Refrain from harming life in order to learn about it.

8. Have the courage of our convictions.

9. Praise and help those who work for animals and the natural world.

10. Act knowing we are not alone and live with hope.


From FB

Dame Jane Morris GoodallDBE (born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934) is a British primatologistethologistanthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National ParkTanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996.



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