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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!


July 15, 2009

June Enright

Executive Director - Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC)

Today’s Date: 4 February 2009

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

As a child my interest began with my father allowing me to keep or chase whatever wildlife was around. We always had pets and this expanded as I got older and my husband & I owned two of Canada's largest private reptile zoos! Nothing though can compete with the opportunity to volunteer at Cano Palma Biological Station in Costa Rica where I was fortunate to see so many wild animals in their natural experience I think most would appreciate.

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

Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay.

Now? Too many to name...

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

Bats and tortoises. Both have a large variety of different sizes, shapes habitats and habits! Most interesting.

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?

Our reliance on fossil fuels are polluting our air and soil. We are quickly making ourselves extinct and I see such apathy I'm afraid we'll succeed!

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

You must become active in some way or another. Vote... advise your politicians on what you like that they are doing and what you don't...! Your opinion counts and should be heard.

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