At WildChina, we imagine spreading consciousness is an effective way to contribute to conservation efforts, each in China and around the globe. So, we’re teaming up with Dr. Jane Goodall and her NGO, Roots & Shoots, to convey you a stay panelist dialogue on the continued primate conservation efforts in China.
We’ll even be listening to from two of China’s main primate consultants, Dr. Craig Kirkpatrick and Lengthy Yongcheng, on their first-hand expertise in early and present-day primate conservation.
Dr. Jane Goodall
DBE, Founding father of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messengers of Peace, Founding father of the Roots & Shoots
In July 1960, on the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what’s now Tanzania, Africa and ventured into the little-known world of untamed chimpanzees. Outfitted with little greater than a pocket book, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane braved a realm of unknowns to offer the world a exceptional window into humankind’s closest residing family members. Dr. Goodall has not solely proven us the pressing want to guard chimpanzees and different animals from extinction; she has additionally redefined species conservation to incorporate the wants of native individuals and the surroundings by the Jane Goodall Institute. Right this moment she travels the world, talking concerning the threats going through chimpanzees and different species together with environmental points, urging every of us to take motion on behalf of all residing issues and the planet we share.
USAID Regional Wildlife Conservation Advisor for Asia
Dr. Craig Kirkpatrick has an intensive profession in wildlife conservation, which incorporates work with The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, and now the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth. He spent 10 years within the Himalayas of Southwestern China finding out the feeding ecology of snub-nosed monkeys, and is a number one voice in biodiversity conservation and combating wildlife crime. He holds a PhD from the College of California and a postdoc with the Nationwide Science Basis, and is at the moment based mostly in Bangkok.
Lengthy Yongcheng (龙勇诚)
Chief Scientist of Alashan SEE Southwest Middle and Honorary Chairman Chinese language Primate Society
On June four, 1992, Lengthy Yongcheng took the world’s first wild picture of a Yunnan Golden Monkey. As a way to take this history-making picture, Lengthy Yongcheng spent a number of years monitoring the monkeys over hundreds of kilometers of snowy plateaus and deep mountain forests. Lengthy Yongcheng’s has devoted his life and profession to discovering, researching and defending one China’s most unusual wild animals, the Yunnan Golden Monkey. On this pursuit he has traversed greater than 10,000 sq. kilometers of snow-capped plateaus and virgin forests within the “Three Parallel Rivers” space, and helped to attract the distribution map of Yunnan’s Golden Monkey populations. His previous additionally features a place as an affiliate professor on the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese language Academy of Sciences.
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