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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!


November 29, 2006

Dr. Chudamani Joshi

Ecologist/ Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Nepal

Today's Date: 29 November 2006

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

As a child growing up in Nepal I played hide and seek with woodpeckers and I could gaze for hours at a pair of vultures building a nest.

I enjoyed the natural world around me when I was young. Yet as a boy I did not realise that this was slowly but surely disappearing due to population growth, landuse change and habitat loss. I witnessed this happening in my home country Nepal and decided to take action.

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

An Adina cordifolia tree near my house having a whole in its huge trunk and appeared some short of cave was my favorite place when I was young.

Now? Almost none. In this busy and fast growing city, hardly anyplace left to go.

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

Wild chicken, they are very colorful.

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?

Landuse change and global warming in future

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

Think globally, act locally

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