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Unlimited economic development in a world of finite natural resources spells disaster: Jane Goodall

The icon of environmental conservation believes the ongoing pandemic could bring a change in the way human beings treat Mother Nature. Emphasising that the root cause of the problem is our disrespect towards wildlife, Goodall says destruction of natural habitats can lead to economic costs of an unprecedented scale.
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15 Apr 2020 8 Mins Read 3 comments
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British behavioural scientist Jane Goodall giving her lecture "Reasons for Hope" in Bavaria, Munich.
When she speaks, the world listens. One of the rarest personalities in the field of wildlife conservation, Jane Goodall (86), needs no introduction. She stormed into the male-dominated world of environmental conservation at a time when young British women were still fighting for gender equality. In 1960, at the age of 26, London-born Goodall set out to do
water, and air, but we are destroying it so fast and that’s one of the things that we emphasise in our Roots & Shoots program for youth. We also must remember that we live on this planet and every one of us makes some kind of an impact on it. So, let’s choose wisely the kind of impact we make.
When she speaks, the world listens. One of the rarest personalities in the field of wildlife conservation, Jane Goodall (86), needs no introduction. She stormed into the male-dominated world of environmental conservation at a time when young British women were still fighting for gender equality. In 1960, at the age of 26, London-born Goodall set out to do water, and air, but we are destroying it so fast and that’s one of the things that we emphasise in our Roots & Shoots program for youth. We also must remember that we live on this planet and every one of us makes some kind of an impact on it. So, let’s choose wisely the kind of impact we make.

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