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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 10, 2009

The Rev. Warren Murphy

Wyoming Association of Churches

Today’s Date: 6 August 2008

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

Being chased by an agitated black bear

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

Yes, the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Now? Grand Teton National Park

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

Antelope. They are sleek, fast, independent and yet tied to a herd. They also have a facial expression that "looks into the unknown"

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?

Drilling and making havoc in the public lands. This contributes to future climate change as well as destroying the beauty of landscape

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

Care for the earth as if it were a lover. Recognize its needs, wants and desires and work to keep it safe.

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