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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!


February 08, 2007

The Most Rev. Desmond M. Tutu

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa

Today’s Date: 12 January 2007

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

I used to have a dog as a boy and when I became a father got our children a dog named Princess. One day we found her under our bed dying. She had been attacked by other dogs and they had nearly ripped off her skin from head to tail. We were hugely traumatized.

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

I loved going to a stream with my friends for a swim. It was just below our township.

Now? Standing on the seashore gazing across the Atlantic at Robben Island

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

Dogs, because they are so faithful

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?

There is no doubt it is global warming and how we cope with that.

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

Remember we are God's representatives and so we should act responsibly as God's stewards. That would determine what we have to do and how we do it.

[answers to 1-3 sent via postal mail, 4 & 5 answered via email 7 Feb 2007]

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