Jane Goodall: Chimpanzees still need our help desperately.

Jane Goodall: Chimpanzees still need our help desperately. There are less than 300,000 chimps left, spread thinly over 21 African nations. Their numbers have been plummeting now that hunters can gain ready access into the bush using logging roads. We lose 10 hectares of forest per minute on this planet. Goodall says that the most effective way to save the chimps is to save the forests.


Source: http://tinyurl.com/7e26ccl

#threatenedthursday in support of conservation and the new themed page curated by Sumit Sen et al.

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42 Responses to Jane Goodall: Chimpanzees still need our help desperately.

  1. We should really take much better care of our cousins!

  2. man is the dirty creature on the earth.every thing destroying for his selfish.Day may come without oxyzen,water,food.THEN he realises.Selfish fellows.I HATE them.every one has to SAFEGUARD THE environment,plants animals.

  3. I am quite pessimistic about maintaining their habitats. But that is not cause for defeatism or fatalism. This must not be given up without a fight.

  4. Satish Kaul says:

    it is really gr8 inspiration…….

    and we should believe in eco friendly means

  5. Rajini Rao says:

    From a geneticist’s viewpoint, once a species drops under a certain number of individuals, then their genetic diversity falls and they are as good as extinct. Look at the pandas..they can barely reproduce and would not survive without intensive help from humans.

  6. Satish Kaul says:

    u r absolutely right, Rajni,,,,,,,,,,

    wt r ur subjects dear???

  7. Absolutely right dear.Every species on the EARTH,facing this,for food,for lavish things,fur bags,snake leather bags,killing the animals.snakes.For teak cutting down the forests.So many politicians for currency helping the smugglers.in Khammam district almost 100hectars of defforrestation occured,highest in INDIA.Thoug state is facing water scarcity,politicians ,bureacracy not heeding.We the people shold enlighten,commonmen people and save forests,flora and fauna,animals,reptiles,bird all beings.

  8. Rajini Rao says:

    Political intervention is a challenge, not only because of kickbacks as was mentioned here, but also because some of these countries are quite volatile, politically, and have other matters on their minds.

  9. also the most effective way to save human beings is to save forests. We may not feel their importance now and we destroy forests for money but we will need them and Indians have already warned us. It’s a cliche but i can’t stop myself quoting it “Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”

  10. yes,exactly.They are encashing the peoples ignorance,because 1000 of years they have divide the society ,in to castes,sects for looting the country only.

  11. It saddens me to see all of us let the extinction of beloved animals occur without any meaningful intervention except for funding more zoo breeding programs. I don’t know what the answer is.

  12. what is government doing,allowing smugglers to hunt the animals,after that funding the zoos.No prevention at all.

  13. I think and believe that the answer is in realising that we live in an intricate web of life Kathleen Gick, that in diminishing one, we diminish all of us.

  14. yes,exactly in this way it goes on, soon we may be added in the extinct list.

  15. Rajini Rao says:

    This intricate web also makes solving problems so much more challenging, Suhail Manzoor . Smuggling/illegal hunting is entangled with political corruption. Logging and deforestation is linked to economic growth and exploitive development. Consumption of rare bush meat (that’s what the chimps are hunted for) comes from ignorance and lack of education. It’s hard to know where to begin. I’m amazed that people like Goodall even try, in the face of all this. That’s passion for you!

  16. No dear.We have to start.Single step for 1000 of miles.I am ready to participate,like minded we can do.Awaking the innocent people,saying with out plants,animals,food web,what is our position.

  17. Rajini Rao , I take solace in the knowledge that we are nature, as much natural as the daffodils or cherry blossoms. Therefore it stands to reason that at some point we will correct ourselves. Its just sad that by that time, its quite likely we will have have self flagellated ourselves needlessly but we will get there eventually.

    Goodall is my hero, I deeply admire and try and try and emulate people who chase windmills.

  18. Suhasitha S says:

    On 31.10.2011, the world (human) population had touched 7 Billions! And it will be 10 B by the end of this Century. Not only those hapless chimpoos, we are up to finish each and every species on earth other than ourselves. Before we accomplish that task, the destiny will have to do some thing, either by way of mending our attitude or by eradicating this destroyer species. Some where I read that every night dozens of rare animals are being killed by vehicles on the Mysore – Kozhikode Highway. (Presently a ban on night traffic exists there which is under the threat of lifting soon).

  19. yes exactly,absolutely right.when thirsty, searching for water means foolishness,like this we have to prevent and one step to act from right now.

  20. Rajini Rao says:

    Magnificent Sundarbans tigers, nearly gone now Prabat parmal 😦

  21. Rajini Rao says:

    Feisal Kamil , what an unexpected and absolutely heartwarming welcome those babies received from the adult chimps! Thanks so much for that video, it was a rare treat! 🙂

  22. Ernest Rider says:

    Too true. But its really hard to face the overwhelming machine that seems to be railroading Science from all perspectives. i.e. China & US seem to go against scientific data at the first sign of an economic impact.


  23. Rajini Rao says:

    Ernest Rider , that’s why should spread public awareness and interest. Public campaigns can be effective (as in response to SOPA). They need to be directed and specific though..collective hand wringing is not exactly practical 🙂

  24. Ernest Rider says:

    Agreeably the web is a powerful platform to influence. It has shown that governments can tremble to the will of the people. However at the same time, governments have stated exactly the intuition that people say about governments. Hilary Clinton publicly says the Internet has us loosing the war on ideology. “English Speaking Russian TV”

    Like Christianity I am skeptical that church elders will sell their Mercedes to buy food for the needy, and walk the path of Jesus.

    Incidentally; “Sleepers Awake” talks about this also. Scientists are loosing their jobs and positions due to political will. It appears the economic “fear” instilled in the general population is migrating into “fear” of ideas.

  25. Ernest Rider says:

    b.t.w. Last week we hit the highest level of atmospheric CO2 in 800,000 years. Source: CSIRO

  26. Rajini Rao says:

    What a shame..about the CO2 levels and the sorry state of our politics.

  27. Rajini Rao says:

    Have you seen it, Lester Sawicki ? Recommended viewing? Thanks.

  28. this is a symbol of positive & negative,,,

  29. The Bible says that God instructed man to take care of the earth (Genesis 1:28, 2:15). However, to maintain ecological balance it was possible only under certain conditions. A man had to love his earthly home and strive to preserve its beauty. And since God gave man free will, she could choose a different path – consume resources and pollute the earth it. Unfortunately, humanity has gone this way. And as we see the effects of human carelessness and greed just devastating.

  30. Suhasitha S says:

    Yesterday while having commented on this item I mentioned about the Road-kills of wild animals at Mysore – Kerala N.H 212. A few such photos are posted at my G+ Stream.

  31. Don’t forget. You don’t have to travel to the Amazon to help. Start with your neighbors and your environment right at your place. The Wave you create there will propagate into even the furthest corners of the world. Just keep doing and don’t get frustrated if you don’t see results over night 😉

  32. Rajini Rao says:

    Just found out about a new G+ Page dedicated to conservation of endangered species. Please add Threatened Thursday to your circles and #threatenedthursday to relevant posts if you are interested in following or contributing.

  33. mh farooq says:

    i find these chimpanzies much better than the humans.

  34. jimi son says:

    sweet friend….

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