Jane Goodall spoke to CBC News about the film Chimpanzee and the unusual relationship she observed between an orphaned chimp and a dominant male.

She also spoke about her concerns over environmental degradation that threatens not just chimpanzees but all life on the planet.

In an interview with CBC Radio's The Current on Wednesday she discussed her storied work as an animal scientist, conservationist and humanitarian.

Her interview with Jim Brown from Ottawa comes as a new documentary, Jane's Journey, has been released about her remarkable life and career.

Goodall arrived in Tanzania for the first time in 1960 as a young, untrained Englishwoman with an interest in animals. Her work studying chimpanzees in Gombe Steam National Park launched her career and led her to become one of the most renowned primatologists and chimp experts in the world.