Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she 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 this episode, Jane is interviewed by students at Whittier Elementary School in Boulder Colorado. Jane talks about her early work with chimpanzees and introduces them to Roots & Shoots: a global movement of youth who are empowered to use their voice and actions to make compassionate decisions, influencing and leading change in their communities. The students at Whittier have selected to research the Red Panda and are going to focus on how to protect this endangered animal and its habitat.
Find out more about Roots and Shoots: https://www.rootsandshoots.org