By: Emerson Lim
Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) Jane Goodall, the laureate of the 2020 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development, on Monday called for action to achieve a sustainable future for all, including respecting animals, mitigating climate change and controlling human population.
"We're going through pretty dark times right now, socially, politically and environmentally. We're in the midst of the sixth great extinction of plant and animal life," warned Goodall, a British primatologist, at the 2020 Tang Prize Master's Forum.
Goodall was named this year's Tang Prize winner for Sustainable Development in June, for her discovery that chimpanzees make and use tools and for her dedication to wildlife protection and environmental conservation.
Speaking via video conference, Goodall lamented that the current COVID-19 pandemic was a result of humans disrespecting mother nature and other animal species. [FULL STORY]