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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

Philip Carr-Gomm

Chief of the Order – The Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (

Today’s Date: 2 December 2007

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

After 18 years living in a city (London) I lived in the countryside in Ireland at age 18 years which opened me to the magic of the land.

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

The trees in our local park

Now? Many favourites, but locally the landscape around the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex

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

an ibex, for its elegant and extraordinary horns

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?

Overpopulation & global warming - now and in the future.
Greatest challenge in the future – food production & coping with results of climate change

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

That we all have to aim not for reduction of carbon emissions but zero emissions. This is possible – Google “zero carbon.”

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