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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

Sandra Kloff


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?

Not any in particular. Nature sceneries have the biggest impact on me, more than an interaction with a particular species. I guess that my travel to Antarctica and the Sahara desert filled me with biggest awe.

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

Grew up in the city unfortunately but remember clearly the holidays to the coast of Portugal.

Now? Still the coast

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

I don’t have a particular animal that is my favorite. But in zoos I´m drawn to great cats and apes.

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?

Dealing with climate change. now and in the future. It will be a big challenge to find other energy sources than fossil fuels.

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

Do not rely on nature organisations to do the job. Invest in reducing your own environmental footprint. Try to be as self sufficient as it can be in terms of energy, food and water use.

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