All Malaysians have a role to play in protecting the environment, says Dr Jane Goodall

We need more people to work on conserving the forest, " says Dr Jane Goodall at the launch of Project Monyet in Kuala Lumpur. Photos: The Star/Norafifi Ehsan

What is the biggest threat to wildlife conservation in the world today? For legendary conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, the answer is simple. We are.

“Humans. We are the biggest threat and the most dangerous animals. But the threats are different in different areas. Sometimes it’s habitat destruction, sometimes it’s hunting. And sometimes, you know, people shoot mothers (of animals) to get babies as pets, ” said Goodall, speaking at an interview in Kuala Lumpur recently.

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