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Jane Goodall Has Some Sage Advice for Ivanka Trump Over White House’s Environmental Policies

President Trump's daughter quoted primatologist in her new book.

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Jane Goodall Has Some Advice for Ivanka Trump
Award winner Jane Goodall speaks onstage at the 2017 DVF Awards at United Nations Headquarters on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump’s new book, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success, includes a quote from famed British primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Now, the 83-year-old Goodall, who hadn’t been aware that Trump quoted her in the book, has some advice for the first daughter that she imparted via a statement to CNN.

“I sincerely hope she will take the full import of my words to heart. She is in a position to do much good or terrible harm,” Goodall wrote.

Referencing President Trump’s policies of scaling back environmental protections, Goodall went on to add:

“Legislation that was passed by previous governments to protect wildlife such as the Endangered Species Act, create national monuments and other clean air and water legislation have all been jeopardized by this administration. I hope that Ms. Trump will stand with us to value and cherish our natural world and protect this planet for future generations.”

For more on Goodall, watch the National Geographic video below.