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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!


May 03, 2008

Alan Binks

Partner/Guide – Ker & Downey Safaris, Kenya

Today’s Date: 3 April 2008

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

I developed what I believed was a personal relationship and understanding with a wild elephant that lasted over several years, only ending when he was killed by poachers.

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

Yes, the woods around our house in England.

Now? The short grass plains of the Serengeti.

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

The elephant - see 1 above. But also because it is obviously intelligent, caring and emotional.

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?

Human population and the control of it.

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

Put back as much as you can of what you take out and keep your personal impact to the minimum (take only photos, leave only footprints).

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