Primate Conservation In China (WildChina + Roots & Shoots)
At WildChina, we believe spreading awareness is a great way to contribute to conservation efforts, both in China and around the world. So, we’re teaming up with Dr. Jane Goodall and her NGO, Roots & Shoots, to bring you a live panelist discussion on the ongoing primate conservation efforts in China.
We’ll also be hearing from two of China’s leading primate experts, Dr. Craig Kirkpatrick and Long Yongcheng, on their first-hand experience in early and present-day primate conservation.
Dr. Jane Goodall
DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messengers of Peace, Founder of the Roots & Shoots
In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is now Tanzania, Africa and ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Dr. Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees and other animals from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment through the Jane Goodall Institute. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and other species along with environmental issues, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share.
USAID Regional Wildlife Conservation Advisor for Asia
Long Yongcheng (龙勇诚)
Chief Scientist of Alashan SEE Southwest Center and Honorary Chairman Chinese Primate Society