“Some [chimpanzees] are very aggressive and swaggering and remind me of some human male politicians. Others are more subtle when they get to the top by forming alliances and only when they have their ally with them that they threaten higher ranking male. So all of these things are highly significant and prove clearly they are closer to us than any other living creatures.” – Dr Jane Goodall, Primatologist & Conservationist
Jane Goodall was 26 when she travelled from England to what is now Tanzania in July 1960. Since then her research on primates and wildlife conservation has transformed understanding of chimpanzees and their environment.
In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute, a global and environment conservation organisation that now has offices in more than twenty-five countries. And in 1991, she also set up Roots & Shoots to educate young people about conservation and get them involved in it. It is operating in 100 countries.
At 84, Jane Goodall is not slowing down. She is constantly travelling speaking and raising public awareness. She was in Hong Kong three weeks ago and I sat down with her for a chat.
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