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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

Dr Nakul Chettri

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Today's Date: 30 July 2008

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

I was a student of Entomology in my master degree and we were supposed to collect specimen for our practical. When we collected the diverse insects and fascinating butterflies from Darjeeling district of the state of West Bengal, India; I realized that Darjeeling is a paradise for biological diversity. This realization encouraged me to be a conservationist.

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

The panoramic view of Mount Kangchenjunga that could be seen from my home town Kurseong in Darjeeling use to inspire me every day.

Now? The wilderness areas of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Bhutan Himalayas are favorite to me.

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

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is my favorite due to their cute size, shape and colour and their shy and gentle behavior.

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 rise and their greedy behavior is the greatest challenge for us now and our development and well-being hunger without understanding and considering the nature’s resilience power could bring more challenges in future.

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

Be happy and satisfy yourself on what you have and convinced others to do so by your practice.

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