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Here’s why conservationists want Jane Goodall to win the Nobel Prize

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MORE than 30 scientists and leaders in environmental conservation are calling for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award Jane Goodall with the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Citing the 84-year-old primatologist’s groundbreaking discoveries in the 1960s that blurred the lines between animals and humans, such as tool use in chimpanzees, as well as her ongoing, decades-long campaign to protect our planet, the group argues that her life’s work has been a quest for global harmony.

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Her early work studying chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, situated in what would become Tanzania, revealed that “our similarities with animals are far greater than are our differences,” writes the group of researchers, authors and teachers from 16 countries, on the website Change.org.

“We must see ourselves as partners not only........

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