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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


Private Citizen - India

Today’s Date: 2 April 2008

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

My travels from high school into the Himalaya. The high school campus and the informal interaction with nature. I have also been influenced by the awe during my thesis work at the Corbett National Park, India.

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

The treks into the Himalaya

Now? Opportunities to travel are few and far between. Yet, I have treasured my travel to the Corbett National Park. Given a chance, I would like to explore the Western Ghat s and the North East of India.

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

Direct interaction with animals has been minimal. As a pet, I would prefer a dog (had one, as a child). In the wild, big mammals attract me.

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?

Consumption. And the lack of will to do anything about it

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

The pressure on natural resource does not necessarily come from those living in its vicinity, but from the cities, the dens of consumption. Our consumptive nature has to reduce, so that the earth can sustain us.

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