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Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


July 23, 2006

Zadie Neufville

Public Education Officer, National Environment and Planning Agency, Jamaica

Today's Date: July 23, 2006

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

Watching birds feed in my yard as a child

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood?

My backyard attracted all types of birds and a variety of lizards and other insects; it was the place for exploration.

Now? Anyplace that offers opportunities to walk and explore nature.

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is, and why?

Don't know. I love dogs and cats, fish, some birds but I am also afraid of some insects and large lizards and I like to watch seals and dolphins and others like crocodiles, and whales fascinate me. If I have to chose I would say the Tiger because of its versatility on both land and in water, its strength, power and grace.

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

Public Education, getting people to understand that they can make a difference. Getting people to accept their responsibility in changing the way governments approach protection and conservation of natural environments

5. If you could give everyone one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

Be aware and be prepared to make some changes in your life and be a role model for others to do the same.

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