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Lecture explores chimps' survival prospects

One of the world’s leading conservationists is to give a talk at the University.

Jane Goodall, DBE, will share her wealth of experience interacting with wild chimpanzees and discuss research projects protecting them and their habitats.

Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope

Tickets cost £15 (£12 for students and RZSS members).

Thursday 1 May 2014, 7.00pm

Thursday 1 May 2014, 9.00pm

Assembly Hall, New College

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Revered primatologist

Jane is one of the foremost experts on primates.

She is best known for her hands-on research into the world of Gombe chimpanzees.

During her talk, Jane will discuss the future of chimps in the wild, as well as touching upon the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn.

She will offer her thoughts on the current threats facing the planet and give her reasons for hope in these troubled times.

Jane Goodall Institute

The talk will also cover the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, a charity dedicated to continuing Jane’s pioneering research by spearheading projects to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.

The institute has also created Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, a global environmental and humanitarian youth programme.

Charity event

This event has been organised in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the University.

Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute UK, helping the charity to continue its conservation work.

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