Speaking Up for Animals and their World

At an international forestry conference in Buenos Aires this October, Jane Goodall will make the case for habitat protection and its critical role in species conservation and targeted efforts to save endangered species.

The XIIIth World Forestry Congress (WFC), which will be held in Buenos Aires from 18-25 October 2009, serves as a forum for governments, universities, and NGOs to discuss the state of the world's forests and make recommendations to be implemented at the national, regional and global levels.

Dr. Goodall will be a plenary speaker at the event. She will discuss JGI's program model for protecting and regenerating forests in Africa and will bring a perspective that is focused on integrating species conservation -- especially chimpanzees -- and human development to achieve long-term success.

Her appearance will coincide with the Fall release of her new book, Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink.

Dr. Goodall travels the world more than 300 days a year to draw attention to the plight of chimpanzees and forests, to promote the work of JGI and to remind individuals of their power to make a difference.

The XIII World Forestry Congress is organized by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and the government of the Argentine Republic. It provides an opportunity to present an overview of the state of forests and forestry to discern trends, adapt policies and raise awareness among decision and policy makers, the public and other stakeholders.



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