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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!


January 19, 2008

Razan Zuayter

Chairperson – Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (

Today’s Date: 17 December 2007

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

Germination of a seed

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

The blossoming almond fields in my birth place Nablus, Palestine

Now? Wadi Rum – Desert – Jordan (I am denied access to Palestine due to occupation)

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

A bear, strong but kind

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?

Greatest challenge now and in the future = Human arrogance to control nature for short term power & profit & the denial of access of people to their natural resources (land, water, seeds, …)

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

Coexist with nature, do not try to dominate it

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