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Kln West Legco by-election & interview with conservationist Jane Goodall (01 Dec 2018)

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Last Sunday, people in Kowloon West cast their votes for the second time this year to send their geographical constituency representative to the Legislative Council. The elections were to fill seats left vacant when the government ousted elected legislators Yau Wai-ching and Lau Siu Lai. The seats, previously held by localists, are now taken by DAB’s Vincent Cheng and pro-government candidate Yan Chan. Since 2016, nine people have been barred from running for election after returning officers had decided they did not intend to uphold the Basic Law. The pan-democrats are now outnumbered in the legislature and have not regained their former veto power. Jane Goodall was 26 when she travelled from England to what is now Tanzania in July 1960. Since then her 50 years of research on primates and wildlife conservation has transformed human’s understanding of chimpanzees and their environment. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute, a global and environment conservation organization that now has offices in more than twenty-five countries. And in 1991, she also set up Roots & Shoots to educate young people about conservation and get them involved in it. That’s now operating in 100 countries. At 84, Jane Goodall is not slowing down. She is constantly travelling speaking, advocating and raising public awareness. She was in Hong Kong three weeks ago. Our producer Yvonne Tong went to talk to her.

Program: 
The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Station: 
RTHK
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