Education

  • 1950 School Certificate (London) with Matriculation Exemption
  • 1952 Higher Certificate (London)
  • 1962 Entered Cambridge University, England, as PhD candidate in Ethology under Professor Robert Hinde
  • 1966 PhD in Ethology, Cambridge University, England

Research

  • From 1960 Behaviour of free-living chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania
  • 1968-1969 Social behaviour of the Spotted Hyena, Crocutta crocutta, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 1967-2003 Scientific Director of the Gombe Stream Research Centre, Tanzania
  • 1972-2003 Director of research on the behaviour of the Olive Baboon, Papio anubis, Gombe National Park

Academic Appointments

  • 1971-1975 Visiting Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Programme of Human Biology, Stanford University, Calif., USA
  • From 1973 Honorary Visiting Professor in Zoology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 1987-1988 Adjunct Professor of the Department of Environmental Studies, Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston, Mass., USA
  • 1990 Associate, Cleveland Natural History Museum, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • 1990 Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
  • 1996-2002 A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University

Professional Affiliations

  • From 1974 Trustee, L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, USA
  • From 1976 Trustee, the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation, USA
  • From 1981 Scientific Governor, Chicago Academy of Sciences, USA
  • From 1984 International Director, ChimpanZoo (research programme involving zoos and sanctuaries worldwide), USA
  • From 1987 Vice President, the British Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Institute, UK
  • From 1988 Trustee, Jane Goodall Institute, UK
  • From 1989 Director, Humane Society of the United States
  • From 1990 Member of the Advisory Board, Advocates for Animals, Scotland
  • From 1991 Member of the Advisory Board, the Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities, USA
  • From 1993 Trustee, the Jane Goodall Institute, Canada
  • From 1994 Member of the Board, the Orangutan Foundation, USA
  • From 1994 Member of the Advisory Board, Trees for Life, USA
  • From 1995 Founder, Whole Child Initiative International, USA
  • From 1995 Member of the Advisory Board, Dolphin Project International and Dolphin Project Europe
  • From 1995 Member of Council of Advisors, Global Green USA
  • From 1996 Member of Advisory Board, The Fred Foundation, the Netherlands
  • From 1998 until May 2008 President, Advocates for Animals, UK
  • From 1999 Member of Advisory Board, The Orion Society, USA
  • From 2000 to 2007 Member of the Board, Save the Chimps/Center for Captive Chimpanzee Care
  • From 2000 Co-founder of EETA/CRABS (Ethologists for Ethical Treatment of Animals/Citizens for Responsible Animal Behaviour)
  • From 2001 Advisor and Founder of the Whole Child Initiative USA
  • From 2001 Member of the International Advisory Board of Teachers Without Borders, USA
  • From 2001 Member of Advisory Committee, RESTORE, USA
  • From 2001 Honorary Trustee, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, USA
  • From 2001 Member of IPS Ad-Hoc Committee for the World Heritage Status for Great Apes
  • From 2001 Member of Board of Trustees, NANPA Infinity Foundation, USA
  • From 2001 Member of Board, North American Bear Center, USA
  • From 2001 Member of Advisory Board, Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, USA
  • From 2001 Member of Advisory Board, Tech Foundation, USA
  • From 2001 Member of Honorary Committee, Farm Sanctuary, USA
  • From 2002 Member of Advisory Board, Rachel’s Network, USA
  • From 2002 Member of the Board of Directors of the Cougar Fund
  • From 2002 Scientific Fellow of the Wildlife Conservation Society, USA
  • From 2002 Member of Board of Directors, The Many One Foundation, USA
  • From 2002 Member of Board of Governors & Officers, For Grace, USA
  • From 2002 Member of Advisory Board, DIGNITY YOU WEAR, USA
  • 2002-2003 Papadopoulos Fellow
  • From 2004 Member of Advisory Board, Initiative for Animals and Ethics, Harvard University, USA
  • From 2004 Honorary Patron, Ryan’s Well Foundation, Canada
  • From 2004 Member of Advisory Board, MONA-Spain
  • From 2004 Member of the Advisory Council, The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence
  • From 2004 Member of Honour Committee of Fundación Altarriba, Barcelona, Spain
  • From 2005 Member of Friends of Africa International Advisory Board
  • From 2005 Member of Cincinnati Zoo Advisory Council
  • From 2005 Member of Advisory Board, Chimps Inc.
  • From 2005 Member of Advisory Board, Kidsrights
  • From 2005 Member of Advisory Board, MediSend
  • From 2005 Member of Honorary Board, Quinnipiac University, USA
  • From 2006 Member of Advisory Board, Foundation for Natural Leadership
  • From 2006 Member of Advisory Board, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
  • From 2006 Member of Advisory Board, Club of Budapest
  • From 2006 Member of Advisory Board, ENO Leading Mothers of the Environment
  • From 2006 Member of Board of Directors, National Institute for Play
  • From 2007 Fellow, Wings WorldQuest, USA
  • From 2007 Member of Advisory Board, Gift of Life in America, Inc., USA
  • From 2007 Leading Founder, Great Chapter at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • From 2007 Member of Advisory Board, The Heart of America Foundation, USA
  • From 2007 Member of Advisory Board, Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories, a campaign of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, USA
  • From 2007 Member of Advisory Board, Save the Chimps, USA
  • From 2007 Member of Advisory Board, Slow Food Nation, USA
  • From 2007 Distinguished Fellow, Ewha Academy for Advanced Studies, South Korea
  • From 2007 Member of Advisory Board, Human and KIND, USA
  • From 2007 Honorary Board Member, The Scholar Ship Research Institute, UK
  • From 2007 Member of Advisory Board, Climate Clean, USA
  • From 2008 Member of the Great Chapter, Grace Cathedral, CA, USA
  • From 2008 Honorary Board Member, Eagle Vision Initiatives
  • From 2008 Honorary Patron, Inti Wara Yassi Charity, UK
  • From 2008 Honorary Fellow, Institute of Biology, UK
  • From 2008 Patron, Earth Charter-UK
  • From 2008 Special Advisor for Biodiversity, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco
  • From 2008 Member of Council of Honour, Waldrappteam, Austria
  • From 2008 Member of the Board, Climate Change Center, Republic of Korea
  • From 2008 Patron, Julia’s House, UK
  • From 2008 Member of the Honorary Committee, Alpine Peace Crossing, Austria
  • From 2008 Member of the Advisory Council, Ebola Vaccination Initiative
  • From 2008 Patron, Society of Theological Zoology, Germany
  • From 2008 Member of Celebrity Circle Board, Green Chimneys, USA
  • From 2009 Honorary Keeper of the Museum Tridentino of Natural Science, Italy
  • From 2009 Member of Advisory Board, EcoReserve, USA
  • From 2009 Honorary Fellow, Society of Biology, UK
  • From 2010 Honorary Co-Chair of the Build the Peace Committee, Chicago, USA
  • From 2010 Patron, Minding Animals International, Australia
  • From 2010 Member of the International Conference, WE, USA
  • From 2010 Member of Advisory Board, Living with Wolves, USA
  • From 2010 Goodwill Ambassador, Equine Sciences Academy, USA
  • From 2010 Acclaimed Ambassador, Brest Friends Animal Society, USA

Memberships

  • 1972 Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1981 Explorer's Club, New York, USA
  • 1984 Foreign Member of the Research Centre for Human Ethology at the Max-Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology
  • 1988 American Philosophical Society, USA
  • 1988 Society of Women Geographers, USA
  • 1990 Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Germany
  • 1991 Academia Scientiarium et Artium Europaea, Austria
  • 1991 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 2004 Member of the Great Ape Subsection of the Primate Specialist Group, USA
  • 2006 Honorary Member, Ewha Academy of Arts and Sciences

Honorary Degrees

  • 1975 LaSalle College, Philadelphia, Penn., USA
  • 1979 Stirling University, Stirling, Scotland, UK
  • 1986 Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 1986 Zoologisches Institut der Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany
  • 1986 Tuft's University, Boston, Mass., USA
  • 1988 University of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.C., USA
  • 1990 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn., USA
  • 1991 Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.,USA
  • 1993 William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., USA
  • 1993 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., USA
  • 1994 Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1996 Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Conn., USA
  • 1996 Salisbury State University, Salisbury, Md., USA
  • 1997 University of Edinburgh Veterinary School, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1998 University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • 1999 Albright College, Reading, Penn., USA
  • 2000 Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga., USA
  • 2001 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., USA
  • 2001 University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., USA
  • 2001 Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2001 Providence University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • 2002 Elon University, Elon, N.C., USA
  • 2002 Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va., USA
  • 2003 University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • 2004 University of Natal, South Africa
  • 2005 Pecs University, Pecs, Hungary
  • 2005 Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., USA
  • 2005 Rutgers State University, N.J., USA
  • 2006 The Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, TZ
  • 2007 Doane College, Crete, Neb., USA
  • 2007 Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2007 Kyoto University, Japan
  • 2007 University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2008 Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn., USA
  • 2008 University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2008 University of Haifa, Canada
  • 2008 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2009 University of Liege, Belgium
  • 2009 University of Seville, Spain
  • 2013 Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Awards

  • 1963-64 Franklin Burr Award for Contribution to Science, National Geographic Society
  • 1970 Stott Science Award, Cambridge University
  • 1974 Gold Medal for Conservation, San Diego Zoological Society
  • 1974 Conservation Award, Women's Branch of the New York Zoological Society
  • 1974 Brad Washburn Award, Boston Museum of Science (with Hugo van Lawick)
  • 1980 Order of the Golden Ark, World Wildlife Award for Conservation
  • 1984 J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize
  • 1985 Living Legacy Award from the International Women's League
  • 1987 The Albert Schweitzer Award of the Animal Welfare Institute
  • 1987 National Alliance for Animals Award
  • 1987 E. Mendel Medaille from the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1987 Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement
  • 1988 Centennial Award, National Geographic Society
  • 1988 Joseph Krutch Award, the Humane Society of the United States
  • 1988 Award for Humane Excellence, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • 1989 Encyclopedia Britannica Award for Excellence on the Dissemination of Learning for the Benefit of Mankind
  • 1989 Anthropologist of the Year Award
  • 1990 The AMES Award, American Anthropologist Association
  • 1990 Whooping Crane Conservation Award, Conoco, Inc.
  • 1990 Gold Medal of the Society of Women Geographers
  • 1990 Inamori Foundation Award
  • 1990 Washoe Award
  • 1990 The Kyoto Prize in Basic Science
  • 1991 The Edinburgh Medal
  • 1993 Rainforest Alliance Champion Award
  • 1994 Chester Zoo Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 1995 Commander of the British Empire, presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1995 The National Geographic Society Hubbard Medal for Distinction in Exploration, Discovery, and Research
  • 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award, In Defense of Animals
  • 1995 The Moody Gardens Environmental Award
  • 1995 Honorary Wardenship of Uganda National Parks
  • 1996 The Zoological Society of London Silver Medal
  • 1996 The Tanzanian Kilimanjaro Medal
  • 1996 The Primate Society of Great Britain Conservation Award
  • 1996 The Caring Institute Award
  • 1996 The Polar Bear Award
  • 1996 William Proctor Prize for Scientific Achievement
  • 1997 John & Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
  • 1997 David S. Ingells, Jr. Award for Excellence
  • 1997 Common Wealth Award for Public Service
  • 1997 The Field Museum's Award of Merit
  • 1997 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
  • 1997 Royal Geographical Society / Discovery Channel Europe Award for A Lifetime of Discovery
  • 1998 Disney's Animal Kingdom Eco Hero Award
  • 1998 National Science Board Public Service Award
  • 1998 The Orion Society’s John Hay Award
  • 1999 International Peace Award
  • 1999 Botanical Research Institute of Texas International Award of Excellence in Conservation
  • 2000 Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints International Peace Award
  • 2001 Graham J. Norton Award for Achievement in Increasing Community Liability
  • 2001 Rungius Award of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, USA
  • 2001 Master Peace Award
  • 2001 Gandhi/King Award for Non-Violence
  • 2002 The Huxley Memorial Medal, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 2002 United Nations “Messenger of Peace” Appointment
  • 2003 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science
  • 2003 Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment Award
  • 2003 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Achievement
  • 2003 Dame of the British Empire, presented by HRH Prince Charles
  • 2003 Chicago Academy of Sciences’ Honorary Environmental Leader Award
  • 2003 Commonwealth Club Centennial Medallion Award
  • 2004 Teachers College Columbia University Medal for Distinguished Service to Education
  • 2004 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest
  • 2004 Will Rogers Spirit Award, the Rotary Club of Will Rogers and Will Rogers Memorial Museums
  • 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • 2004 Polar Star Award, Paris, France
  • 2004 Save Our Species Award, Santa Barbara, Calif., USA
  • 2004 Time Magazine European Heroes Award
  • 2004 Extraordinary Service to Humanity Award, The Bear Search and Rescue Foundation
  • 2004 Medal for Distinguished Service to Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, N.Y., USA
  • 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
  • 2005 Siemens Forum Life Award
  • 2005 Westminster College President’s Medal, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 2005 National Organization of Women’s Intrepid Award
  • 2005 Honorary Conservation Award, University of Iowa, USA
  • 2005 Discovery and Imagination Stage Award
  • 2005 Westminster College President's Medal for Exemplary Achievement
  • 2005 Pax Natura Award
  • 2006 International Patron of the Immortal Chaplains Foundation
  • 2006 UNESCO Gold Medal Award
  • 2006 French Legion of Honor, presented by Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
  • 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award, Jules Verne Adventures
  • 2006 Biophilia Award, Jazzpur Society, Windsor, Canada
  • 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, WINGS WorldQuest
  • 2007 Protector of Biodiversity and Apes in Africa, presented by Mr. Jacques Chirac, President of the Republic of France
  • 2007 Honorary Medal of the City of Paris, presented by Mr. Bertrand Delanoë, mayor of Paris, France
  • 2007 Roger Tory Peterson Memorial Medal, Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • 2007 Roger Tory Peterson Medal and Citation, Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • 2008 Presidential Medal for Global and Visionary Leadership, Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont., USA
  • 2008 Prix de la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, presented to David Lefranc by Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • 2008 Prize for Sustainable Community Development, Weidemann Foundation, Calif., USA
  • 2008 State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Citation, R.I., USA
  • 2008 Eurogroup Award, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2008 Courage of Conscience Award, The Peace Abbey, Sherborn, Mass., USA
  • 2008 Environmental Education Award of Hebei University of Science and Technology, China
  • 2009 United States Department of the Interior, The Secretary’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Mr. Ken Salazar
  • 2010 Association of American Geographers Atlas Award, USA
  • 2010 International Golden Doves for Peace Award, Italy
  • ech Book" for 1993.
  • 1999 Brutal Kinship (with Michael Nichols). New York: Aperture Foundation.
  • 1999 Reason For Hope: A Spiritual Journey (with Phillip Berman). New York: Warner Books, Inc. Translated into more than 13 languages.
  • 1999 40 Years At Gombe. New York: Stewart, Tabori, and Chang.
  • 2000 Africa In My Blood (edited by Dale Peterson). New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • 2001 Beyond Innocence: An Autobiography in Letters, The Later Years (edited by Dale Peterson). New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • 2002 The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do To Care for the Animals We Love (with Marc Bekoff). San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.
  • 2005 Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating (with Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson). New York: Warner Books.
  • 2009 Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink (with Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson). New York: Grand Central Publishing.