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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 31, 2007

Tenzin Tethong

President – The Dalai Lama Foundation

Today’s Date: 19 December 2007

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

I used to ride a horse called Tara for many years in Darjeeling, India, when I was young. Even then I would sense that Tara knew me and we “communicated” somehow.

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

Up in high mountains on rocky perches

Now? Just in the backyard with a little bit of nature

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

Dogs & horses because they seem so close to humans and because they interact & communicate.

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?

-water shortage, waste, & misuse
-car pollution & industrial pollution

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

-each person & every small unit, a shop, a school, a business has a big role to play

Received via postal mail

Tenzin Tethong is the founder of key Tibet initiatives in the U.S. including the Tibet Fund, Tibet House-New York, and the International Campaign for Tibet. He is a former Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama in New York and Washington, D.C., and former Chairman of the Kashag, the Tibetan Cabinet. Mr. Tethong currently serves as Chairman of the Committee of 100 for Tibet and as a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

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