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50 years after Jane Goodall’s pioneering work with chimpanzees

A wild chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) feeds on canopy fruit in Kanyanchu forest, Kibale Forest National Park in Uganada. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler, 2006.

Chimpanzees have become a globally symbol of the world conservation movement, largely due to the dedication and passion of Dr. Jane Goodall who has studied humankind’s closest relative for decades. Now fifty years since Goodall’s first steps onto Lake Tanganyika in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park, she has become one of the world’s leading voices on conservation issues and the need for sustainability. Mongabay recently interviewed Dr. Jane Goodall about her recent book and her assessment of the state of biodiversity today.

To read Mongabay’s interview with Jane Goodall: Jane Goodall renews her faith in nature and humanity during the “Gombe 50” anniversary, An interview with Dr. Jane Goodall.

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