World Renowned Primatologist Jane Goodall Comes to Korea

In this April 7, 2017 photo, British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist Jane Goodall poses for a portrait in New York to promote the Disneynature film, "Born in China." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP

In this April 7, 2017 photo, British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist Jane Goodall poses for a portrait in New York to promote the Disneynature film, “Born in China.” (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP

This coming Saturday (August 12th), world-renowned primatologist and environmental activist Jane Goodall will be in Korea to be awarded the Manhae Grand Prize in the practical component. Her study on Chimpanzees and animal relationships with the human population have been accepted as the foundation for the coexistence of all nature’s inhabitants.

As UN Peace Ambassador and activist for animals and the environment, Jane Goodall is reconized as one of history’s greatest contributors to the understanding of interactions between humans and nature. Despite being over 80 years of age, Goodall continues to visit countries around the world in support of environmental campaigns . A “Jane Goodall Walkway” was established in Seochon National Ecology Park (Chungnam Province, South Korea) informing visitors of her life achievements.

Two days prior to the ceremony (August 10th), Goodall, along with her devoted pupil, Choi Jae-chun (Chair-Professor at Ewha University and Director of the National Ecological Reserve in Korea) will host a special eco-talk bringing in their expertise on current environmental issues. The event will be hosted by Asia Journalist Assocation with support from the Korea Health and Welfare Commission.

 

Event Schedule and Information:

[3:00 p.m.~5:00 p.m. at Yeouido National Assembly Grand Conference Room, August 10th, 2017]

Event host: announcer Jin Yang-hye

Welcoming Address: Kim Hak-jun (Asia Journalist Association Board Chairperson, Jeon Hye-sook (member of National Assembly)

Congratulatory Message: Eddy Suprapto (Acting Chairman for Asia Journalist Association), Park Ju-seon (Vice-Speaker of National Assembly), Shin Kyung-min (member of National Assembly), Kim Seo-yeon (Hanyang Primary School, 2nd grade)

Eco-talk: Jane Goodall and Choi Jae-chun

Q & A Session

Photo Time

Closing Session

ID cards are needed for entrance

For more information, contact Asia Journalist Association at: +82-2-712-4111

 

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