Population Matters

Jane Goodall speaks about population

Jane Goodall speaks about population

Dame Jane Morris Goodall, DBE is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.

She has seen the devastating impact that human population growth has on our own quality of life and on the shrinking habitat remaining to primates, and has commented that, “It’s our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we’ve inflicted on the planet. If there were just a few of us, then the nasty things we do wouldn’t really matter and Mother Nature would take care of it — but there are so many of us.”

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Dame Jane Goodall is a patron of Population Matters.

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