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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 29, 2008

Anonymous - GNWT

Government of the Northwest Territories, Canada

Today’s Date: January 24, 2007

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

An altercation with a bear that had been wounded by an inexperienced hunter - there is no limit to the level of respect nature deserves.

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

Great Slave Lake and the Yellowknife River system

Now? same

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

The moose - they are strong; courageous; defend their young; can travel without making a sound; exciting to watch and are an excellent source of protein.

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?

Recognizing that the earth and many of its resources are finite.
Changing human behaviour to minimize our impact on the earth.

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

We all share responsibility for protecting the environment and ensuring natural resources are not wasted.