Audio: Dr. Jane Goodall on being proven right about animals having personalities, plus updates direct from COP23

first_imgArticle published by Mike Gaworecki Animal Behavior, Animal Intelligence, Animals, Apes, Archive, Cites, Climate Change, Climate Change Negotiations, Climate Change Policy, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Heroes, Featured, Forest Fires, Global Warming, Great Apes, Herps, Illegal Logging, Interviews, Law Enforcement, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Mammals, National Parks, Orangutans, Podcast, Protected Areas, Rosewood, Trade, Trophy Hunting, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img On today’s episode, we speak with the legendary Jane Goodall, who truly needs no introduction, and will have a direct report from the United Nations’ climate talks happening now in Bonn, Germany.Just before Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler was scheduled to speak with Goodall recently, research came out that vindicated her contention, which she’s held for nearly 60 years, that animals have personalities just like people. So we decided to record her thoughts about that for the Mongabay Newscast.Our second guest today is Mongabay contributor and Wake Forest University journalism professor Justin Catanoso, who appears on the podcast direct from COP23 to tell us how the UN climate talks are going in Bonn, Germany, what the mood is like amongst delegates, and how the US delegation is factoring into the talks as the Trump Administration continues to pursue a pullout from the Paris Climate Agreement. On today’s episode, we speak with the legendary Jane Goodall, who truly needs no introduction, and will have a direct report from the United Nations’ climate talks happening now in Bonn, Germany.Our first guest is the one and only Jane Goodall, whose work as a primatologist studying animal behavior for the past six decades has made her a household name. She’s written over two dozen books for both adults and children, and has been the subject of more than 40 films including one now touring the US and Canada, called Jane.Mongabay is incredibly lucky to have Jane Goodall on our Advisory Board. Just before Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler was scheduled to speak with Goodall recently, research came out that vindicated her contention, which she’s held for nearly 60 years, that chimps have personalities just like people. So we decided to record her thoughts about that for the Mongabay Newscast.“Quite honestly I think almost everybody recognized that animals have personalities, whether they were in the wild or whether they weren’t,” Goodall tells Butler. “And it was just science saying, ‘Well we can’t prove it therefore it’s better we don’t accept it.’”Goodall discusses what it’s like to be proven correct all these years later, as well as why she thinks the argument that trophy hunting is a valuable way to fund conservation is “rubbish,” the changes she’s seen in the conservation world over her career, and whether she’s hopeful that we can reverse some of the troubling environmental trends we see around the world.This conversation went much deeper and into other topics, as well, such as some positive conservation news out of China; the role celebrities can play in boosting environmental causes; the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program Roots and Shoots, which has now expanded to 100 countries; Jane’s appeal to send seeds to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, and much more. Read the whole transcript here.You can follow Jane Goodall on Facebook for updates on all of her work. She has also recorded a Master Class consisting of 29 lessons about animal intelligence and conservation that is available now.Our second guest today is Mongabay contributor and Wake Forest University journalism professor Justin Catanoso, who is currently attending his fourth Congress of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23). Just as he did last year, when the COP was held in Marrakesh, Morocco, Catanoso appears on the podcast direct from the convention center in Bonn, Germany to tell us how the COP is going, what the mood is like amongst delegates, and how the US delegation is factoring into the talks as the Trump Administration continues to pursue a pullout from the Paris Climate Agreement.Justin Catanoso will be covering the COP for Mongabay all week, so look for more of his reporting direct from the convention center in Bonn.Here’s this episode’s top news:The Eighth Great Ape: New orangutan species discovered in SumatraCatastrophic fires sweep through iconic Brazilian national parkMadagascar petitions CITES to sell millions in stolen rosewoodMajor Dutch timber company found guilty of dealing in illegal teakVaquitaCPR ends capture program in Gulf of California after vaquita dies in captivityBrilliantly colored ‘lost’ salamander rediscovered after 42 yearsYou can read more about all of these top news items at Mongabay.com. And if you’d like to request email alerts when we publish new stories on specific topics that you care about most, from forests and oceans to indigenous people’s rights and more, visit alerts.mongabay.com and sign up.If you haven’t already, now’s the time to subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast! You don’t want to miss the next episode, when we’ll have best-selling author Margaret Atwood on the program to discuss her conservation-minded comic book series Angel Catbird and much, much more. You can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, or RSS.Dr. Jane Goodall beside a waterfall in Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. Photo Credit: Jane Goodall Institute / Bill Wallauer.Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001last_img read more