Jane Goodall to receive 2003 Environmental Citizen Award

"Jane Goodall's groundbreaking and captivating research with chimpanzees continues to change the way we perceive our animal cousins and ourselves," says Eric Chivian, MD, HMS assistant professor, Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, and a former co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. "Through the Jane Goodall Institute, Dr. Goodall continues her research, and also pursues several profoundly important environmental initiatives, including the Congo Basin Project, which works to end the bushmeat trade that threatens to annihilate chimpanzees; Roots & Shoots, which encourages and supports students from preschool through university in projects that benefit people, animals, and the environment; and TACARE, a sustainable development and conservation program that involves 33 villages around Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.

"The recent outbreak of Ebola in the Congo that has killed hundreds of primates and has caused over 100 human deaths demonstrates the important connection between the health of the environment and our own health," says Chivian. "We are not only endangering the lives of our closest animal relatives through practices of hunting and deforestation, we are threatening human life as well. "The handling of bushmeat is thought to have been responsible for the original spread of HIV from chimpanzees to humans and was the subject of a congressional briefing hosted by the Center and featuring Jane Goodall, held last February.

"Jane Goodall first brought the wonderful and fascinating world of wild primates to us in her early career, and now she brings us the urgent and desperate conservation needs of these threatened animals," Gregory Stone, PhD, Vice President , Global Marine Programs, New England Aquarium. "She has a caring stewardship voice that speaks to everyone, and it must be listened to now more than ever."

Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in June 1960. One of Dr. Goodall's most significant d

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Harvard Medical School

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