Elizabeth George

Being part of CAC has instilled in me a tremendous feeling of connectedness ľof being connected to people across the globe, to our cousins the chimpanzees, and even to the forest itself.  When we stop looking at the differences among people, or even species, but instead focus on what we have in common, we can best appreciate the amazing diversity of life with which we share the planet.  Whether you live in a small village in Tanzania or across the globe in a big city, you can laugh along with young chimps playing and feel the devotion of a mother chimp caring for her baby.  Our lives are intertwined with our human and ape relatives, and, on a larger scale, with the birds, insects, trees, etc. that make our world such a vibrant place.  By embracing this feeling of connectedness, we become empowered to make the world a better place for all living things. 

 

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