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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!


December 27, 2007

Dr. Richard E. Leakey, FRS

Chairman - Wildlife Direct (

Today’s Date: 7 December 2007

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

Watching elephants in the wild

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

The Serengeti Plains

Now? Northern Kenya

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

Elephant – the complex behavior

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?

Climate change

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

Reduce your own carbon footprint.
Reduce waste – water, energy, and food.

Received via postal mail

About Dr. Leakey: Internationally reknowned paleontologist and conservationist. Formerly Director of the National Museums of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Public Service, Kenya. Kenyan, residing in Nairobi.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jeremy, many leaders 'say' - don't waste, don't pollute, turn off the lights etc, none that I have met are quite as religious about it as Richard Leakey. He lives outside of Nairobi on the edge of the rift valley where his power is wind generated, his cooking gas is bio-gas, and he grows all his own vegetables and produces his own meat. He never stops talking about climate change. I work for his charity, WildlifeDirect. Cheers and happy clean new year,Paula