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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 08, 2009

Adrian Phillips

Director General of the UK Countryside Commission (1981-1992) and Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (1994-2000)

Today’s Date: 23 July 2008

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

the first mind blowing experience of going on safari, and especially being near large animals when camping, in Kenya at the age of 34 with my wife and two young boys.

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

The Isles of Scilly, off the far south west of England - for peace, nature, beauty and a sense of the vastness of the oceans

Now? same - though there are many other places that offer other things

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

domestically my ginger cat - in the wild, cheetahs, the most beautiful hunting machines

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?

climate change - and humanity's inability to adapt its behaviour to environmental limits.

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

there is only one earth and we have no where else to go.

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