Dr Jane Goodall
A legend of conservation and a beacon for hope, Dr Jane Goodall is a proud ambassador for the Thin Green Line Foundation.
In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She managed to open a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives.
Today, Jane’s work revolves around inspiring action on behalf of endangered species, particularly chimpanzees, and encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment we all share.
“Supporting The Thin Green Line and the rangers it represents was a no brainer – it’s a missing link in the conservation puzzle and I’m so proud to support this work in whatever way I can.” – Jane Goodall
View Jane’s message to the world’s rangers on our Press Room.
Wouter “Wally” De Backer, better known as Australian musician and singer-songwriter Gotye, came to support the Thin Green Line Foundation through his friendship with founder, Sean Willmore.
Gotye has helped raise funds for the Foundation by performing at events, donating his song Eyes Wide Open to the Greenline Grooves album, and posing for an art piece which was then raffled off.
Gotye’s 2011 single Somebody That I Used to Know reached number one on the Australian charts and the Billboard Hot 100. He has won five ARIA Awards, three Grammy Awards and has been nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award.
Nicky is one of the longest serving ambassadors of the Thin Green Line Foundation. He donated music to the documentary that started the Foundation, and played at the film’s world premiere.
Nicky has since played at numerous gigs for the Foundation, donated music to the Greenline Grooves album, and introduced thousands of people to the Foundation’s work.
Nicky has worked with a number of bands from Australia to Africa to the Middle East, honing his reggae, ska and mento expertise.
With a passion for people and culture, the music produced by this peace-loving troubadour is a melting pot of fun, adventure and exotic sounds of the people and places he loves.
“It’s funny when I was growing up I wanted to be a ranger – now I’m a musician helping rangers.” – Nicky Bomba
Professor Tim Flannery is a renowned Australian paleontologist, environmentalist, author and climate change activist. He is a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and a founding member of the Climate Council.
Whilst Tim is busy battling climate change, he is only too happy to be on board as one of our valued ambassadors.
Tex Perkins an Australian singer-songwriter, who is most widely known for fronting the popular Australian rock-band The Cruel Sea.
Tex became a Thin Green Line Ambassador after meeting Ugandan ranger John Makombo backstage at the 2012 Bluesfest in Byron Bay.
Always interested in conservation and apes in particular, Makombo introduced him to the work of the Foundation after discussing Tex’s gorilla tattoo.
Tex has performed at a number of World Ranger Day events, promoted the Foundation in media interviews, and donated original music to the Greenline Grooves album.