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China pillages Africa like old colonialists: Jane Goodall

China is exploiting Africa's resources just like European colonisers did, with disastrous effects for the environment, acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall has told AFP. On the eve of her 80th birthday, the fiery British wildlife crusader is whizzing across the world giving a series of lectures on the threats to our planet. And the rising world power's involvement on the continent especially raises alarms when it comes to her beloved chimpanzees and wildlife habitats.

China pillages Africa like old colonialists: Jane Goodall

China is exploiting Africa's resources just like European colonisers did, with disastrous effects for the environment, acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall has told AFP. On the eve of her 80th birthday, the fiery British wildlife crusader is whizzing across the world giving a series of lectures on the threats to our planet. And the rising world power's involvement on the continent especially raises alarms when it comes to her beloved chimpanzees and wildlife habitats.

Jane Goodall: chimp scientist turned activist

When Jane Goodall, chimpanzee activist and the first scientist to observe that apes as well as humans use tools, "knocks at somebody's door they come," said Ian Redmond, chair of the Ape Alliance, a coalition of conservation groups. "Jane is known by and trusted by heads of state, the Dalai Lama ... She's become an icon of conservation," said Redmond, who has known Goodall since the 1980s, the point at which she went from being a scientist to being an activist.
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