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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 12, 2009

Mel Enright

Private citizen

Today’s Date: 7 December 2008

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

my dogs, they have improved the quality of both mine and my husband’s lives

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

my family home backed onto a creek and open paddocks where I and all my friends kept our horses, it was wonderful.

Now? Double Island Point, a sand Island near Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. Our family camped on the beach there every year when the kids were growing up, it was amazing, sunrises over the ocean watching pods of dolphins playing in the surf. In the winter we had the whole stretch of beach to our selves, its my favorite place in the world

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

Orangutan, because they are so caring and sensitive to each other, their like watching little children, so innocent and beautiful.

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?

The deforestation of the rainforests. the extinction of many rainforest species, decline in air quality, change in weather patterns and lack of rain

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

Be aware of what you are putting into your shopping trolley because you could be unwittingly supporting the destruction of natural habitats/rainforests without being aware of it. consumers have power with their shopping dollars I wish they would research what their money is supporting.

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