Jane Goodall Institute

There's no place like home

To a tourist, Hong Kong may not appear to be the ideal city to raise children. High-rise apartments and congested roads are the norm, and real grass and parks are few and far between. But many of Hong Kong's problems are the same as in any other urban sprawl.

Sunday, 5 February, 2012, 12:00am

Jane Goodall


Jane Morris Goodall was born in 1935 in London. When she was one, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee. She still has it. This toy started her love of the animals.


6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Introducing children to world of chimps

After spending most of her life studying chimpanzees in Africa, one of the world's best known authorities on primates has turned her attention to the children of Hong Kong and the mainland.

Dr Jane Goodall was in the city last week to promote the local branch of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots and Shoots, a grass-roots programme aimed at young people.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Jane Goodall

HOMES AWAY FROM HOME Home is Tanzania and England but I'm away 300 days of the year - crazy but I cope very well. The secret is to take each day as it comes; tackle each challenge as it comes. It probably stems from my upbringing. I learned self-discipline very early in life. Growing up in the war years, when everything was rationed, we never had any money.

15 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Student inspired by genocide survivor

Meeting a Rwandan war victim at a global youth summit in the United States in April made Alvin Yuen Siu-hang rethink his priorities in life.

Hearing of the trauma the boy had suffered during the horrific genocide inflicted on the Rwandan people, Alvin realised how incredibly lucky he was to live in Hong Kong.

17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Show yourself some respect

My Primary Six class teacher said: 'Respect yourself and others will respect you.'

At the time, I couldn't really understand what that meant.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Leadership skills stifled by our society

Business leaders have expressed concerns about the ability of today's students to deal with the global economy when they become adults ('Younger generation lacking leadership skills, survey reveals', June 4).

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Million-dollar babies

Say hello to baby Luke. He's cute, he's cuddly, he's clever, he's cherished - and every week of his little life, he's costing his parents $8,608. For each minute you spend reading this article, his parents will be poorer by almost $1.

There's nothing particularly unusual about Luke. He's just like thousands of other babies born every

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

The natural choice

When I went to Britain in 1980 to study environmental science, not many people in Hong Kong knew what environmental protection was. I thought that the environment would be a hot issue in a few years, and there would be a lot of jobs for me when I graduated.

27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Nature watch

A group of Hong Kong students who visited Taiwan during summer have discovered that it offers much more than good food and good bargains.

The students, who were taking part in an eco-tour, found that the island is a 'Kingdom of Butterflies'.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Talk to your children, parents

I have learned more about how to be a good father in the past year than I did in the 22 years that I've been one. I used to think that it was very simple. Give them food, shelter, a comfortable lifestyle and the rest was up to them. I moved my three sons and wife to San Francisco nine years ago because I thought my children would get a better education there.

7 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Suits haven't a clue when they were fab

Executives around town have been dusting off their platform shoes, dry-cleaning their old kaftan coats and forgoing their monthly trip to the barber in the belief that they are soon to meet their pop idols from the 1960s.

26 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Young environmentalists paint the town green

Jane Goodall, famous for her groundbreaking field studies of chimpanzee intelligence and behaviour, touched down in Hong Kong this week to spread awareness about her global youth environmental and humanitarian programme, Roots and Shoots, and help set up an office here.

10 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Study abroad provides experience and skills

I am attending the United World College of the Atlantic in Britain with 327 other students from 71 different countries after winning an overseas scholarship. It is my first time away from home, experiencing life in a new country and having a chance to spread my wings.

17 Jan 2001 - 12:00am