Protecting biodiversity at the heart of UNESCO’s action

19 January 2018

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© UNESCO/Christelle ALIX

On the occasion of the screening of Brett Morgen's film "Jane" at UNESCO Headquarters on 19 January 2018, in the presence of Dr Jane Goodall, primatologist, ethnologist, anthropologist, the Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, issued a powerful call for the protection of biodiversity.

"All great ape species are now threatened with extinction, said the Director-General, even as the work of Dr Jane Goodall has taught us how close we are to them. This is why UNESCO is committed to the protection of biodiversity."

This film, produced by National Geographic and directed by Brett Morgen, pays tribute to a lifetime’s work of an exceptional woman, Dr Jane Goodall, who devoted more than 50 years to the study and protection of great apes.

Jane Goodall is a laureate of the UNESCO 60 Years Gold Medal.