The Jane Goodall
Institute's community-centered conservation programs partner with local communities in eastern and central Africa on projects such as tree nurseries, sustainable agriculture and agroforestry and small-loan programs for women.
Brutal Kinship wonderfully showcases Michael Nichols' artistic and lovely color photos which are perfect accompaniments to wildlife expert Jane Goodall
's informed and informative essay backing up the photos as she deftly explains and explores the relationship between humankind and the chimp.
In Upright, Stanford, a codirector of the Jane Goodall
Primate Research Center, explains how the shift to walking on two legs led to a cascade of advances, Walking and running improved our ancestors' capacity to find meat, which was a key factor in developing intelligence and adding strength to females in childbirth.
"They're not making a substantial contribution," says Mare Bekoff, a professor of biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder and frequent collaborator with Jane Goodall
. "It's a captive breeding program in Florida."
But Jane Goodall
, one of the first scientists to reveal the complicated nature of higher mammals, says in Reason for Hope (Warner Books) that as soon as she stared into the eyes of a chimpanzee, there was no question she "saw a thinking, reasoning personality looking back." Goodall's work banged many dents in the line that separates animals and humans, like toolmaking and emotional response.
As the Jane Goodall
Institute is doing in Southern Cameroon (the Mengame Reserve), basic wildlife census and research conducted in the short term can lead to tourism potential in the long term.
Dr Jane Goodall
, a leading primate scientist whose research was used in David Attenborough's TV series The Life of Mammals, said the growth in the bushmeat trade in west and central Africa is massively depleting the number of chimpanzees.
At 26, Jane Goodall
had no college education or science training.
Dubai: In 1960, 26-year-old Dr Jane Goodall
set out from England adventure bound for Africa with only a few personal belongings and an insatiable curiosity for all things connected to nature, wildlife and chimpanzees.
Aishwarya Rai was joined by other eminent personalities at the ceremony, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Messengers of Peace Michael Douglas, British anthropologist Jane Goodall
, Jewish-American writer and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and American actress and singer Monique Coleman.
A packed abbey heard a range of contributions to celebrate the event including a cover version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah by Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, the sounds of the South African township and even the greeting call of the wild chimpanzee given by primatologist and environmentalist Dame Jane Goodall
One highlight: a lecture by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall
on April 9, 2010.