15/40. This week is the 50th anniversary of Jane Goodall's work in Gombe, Tanzania. Jane Goodall is famous for her work on Chimpanzees and it was 50 years ago when she started her research on a specific population in Africa. Television, more than radio, has made some individuals from her Chimpanzee study group well known and in this edition of Saving Species, we have a report from Jeremy Bristow who has been out to Gombe to meet Jane Goodall and some of her study animals.
Chimpanzees have been under threat for many years and for many reasons including the bush meat trade, human population increase and the commensurate increase in farmland incursion into their forests as well as diseases that kill Chimpanzees. Goodall's conservation work, often controversial, over five decades in Africa has raised the profile of the issues impacting on apes in Africa, but many believe her work has influenced conservation beyond Chimpanzees and Tanzania.
Also in the programme: did the Purple Emperor poets fly? We're out and about in Wiltshire with Matthew Oates and bring you the latest news from the pupating Purple Emperor Butterflies.
Presented by Brett Westwood
Produced by Sheena Duncan
Series Editor Julian Hector.