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UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall to Visit Hungary

Fanni Kaszás 2019.07.30.

World-famous primatologist, anthropologist, and researcher Dame Jane Goodall will visit Hungary in August and deliver a speech in front of 50 thousand people at Sziget Festival in Budapest, before heading to Szeged, where she will share her thoughts on the opening of the wildlife photography exhibition of Bence Máté.

One of the Sziget Festival’s main messages, ‘Love Revolution’ is about environmental consciousness and sustainable development. Highlight Love Revolution Special appearances include renowned primatologist, environmentalist, and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, who will give a speech on August 8th about the importance of protecting our environment, on the Main Stage in front of 50 thousand people.


Jane Goodall is considered to be the world’s foremost researcher of chimpanzees. Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, 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. In April 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace.

Following her appearance at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Goodall will visit Szeged in southern Hungary on August 9th, where she will attend the opening ceremony of famous Hungarian wildlife photographer Bence Máté’s successful, open-air photography exhibition, under the umbrella of Szeged Art events.

Three years ago the Jane Goodall Institute organized her visit to ‘the invisible wildlife photographer,’ and she was hugely impressed by the hides equipped with one-way glass windows. Now she will share her thoughts on the opening ceremony of Máté’s travelling exhibition.

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The objective of the exhibition is to draw attention to the conservation of natural resources and beauties surrounding us, in cooperation with one of the most significant environmentalists of our age. Both Jane Goodall and Bence Máté care deeply about responsibility for biodiversity and living resources, bearing in mind future generations’ environmental education. The opening address will be delivered by László Botka, Mayor of Szeged.