The Plight of Tropical Forests

July 2011
ROM Magazine;2011, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p10
An interview with United Nations (UN) messenger of peace doctor (Dr.) Jane Goodall is presented. When asked what she does, she says she lived in the forests for many years to study chimpanzees, and realized that these animals were becoming extinct and their forests were disappearing. Goodall says that there are many threats to tropical forests like population growth and clear-cutting. She argues that biodiversity is important because everything in the world is interconnected.


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