Famed biologist Jane Goodall recalls the gradual destruction of the chimpanzee's natural habitat and their rapidly declining numbers. She presents the plight of the chimpanzee as just one example of a species that has been pushed to "the brink of extinction" by human factors.
Dame Jane Goodall, DBE, is an English UN Messenger of Peace, primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist.
She is best-known for her study of chimpanzee social and family life in Gombe Stream National Park for 45 years, and for founding the Jane Goodall Institute.
(born April 3, 1934, London, Eng.) British ethologist. Soon after finishing high school, she fulfilled her childhood ambition of traveling to Africa, where she assisted Louis Leakey (seeLeakey family), who suggested she study chimpanzees. She received a Ph.D. from Cambridge University for her work and remained at the research centre she founded in Gombe, Tanz., until 1975. In 1977 she cofounded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation in the U.S. Her observations established, among other things, that chimpanzees are omnivorous rather than vegetarian, can make and use tools, and have complex and highly developed social behaviours. Noteworthy among her writings are In the Shadow of Man (1971) and The Chimpanzees of Gombe (1986). She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.
You should look into Systems Ecology,Industrial Ecology,Thermoeconomics(Biophysical Economics) for certain perspectives and overviews of human sustainability. I agree with Jane...There is something we can do about this.
Also, you should look into Technocracy and Energy accounting. They helped formulate some of the material of what these groups use.
Madam,I really like reading or knowing about ecology,I wish high school students have ecology or conservation as either a optional or compulsory subject,hope in future they may become eco-wise(so to say),and do some online or offline work in ecology or conservation.Thank you