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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!


September 13, 2006

Harry Schram

Executive Director, European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA)

Today's Date: 13 September 2006

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

Perhaps early childhood in the immediate vicinity of Antwerp Zoo, and daily walks through the zoo on the way to and from home.

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

Depends on what you consider “the great outdoors”. A large nearby city park was quite “outdoors” to us, urban kids. It was where I first went looking for chestnuts in autumn, or went sleighriding in winter, and birdwatching a few years later.

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

I don’t really have any favorite animal (or species).

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?

Now and in the future : changing the behaviour of people/consumers to make them act in a sustainable way, is our only chance for global survival!

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

Always keep in mind that you have the power to make a difference.

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