Jane Goodall Expresses Support to World Cleanup Day
Dame Jane Goodall, the famed British primatologist based in Tanzania, and the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, has given her support to World Cleanup Day.
“I wholeheartedly support World Cleanup Day. Waste and waste management are huge problems in Tanzania and many other countries around the world,” she said.
“The use and discarding of plastic is a particularly urgent problem that has a massive impact on wildlife, as it is washed into rivers and oceans. And there is so much else that is horribly harmful to life on Planet Earth – life, which includes humans: discarded batteries, cigarette-ends, phones, electrical equipment–the list is endless.
Every individual makes a difference every day. Together we can make this a cleaner and safer world.”
Jane Goodall is best known for more than 50 years of ground-breaking work around the social interactions of wild chimpanzees. She has worked extensively to promote conservation and animal welfare issues – not only bringing to light the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; but also redefining species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.
Today, Jane travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and planet we share. In April 2002 was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace for her work in this field.
To help support World Cleanup Day, Jane Goodall will be informing the vast network of young people in her Roots & Shoots movement across 100 countries. Roots & Shoots is a network of young people from kindergarten to university, who are helping make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment.
For more information about Jane Goodall, and her inspirational work, visit: www.janegoodall.org