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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

Rev. Bruce Richards

Priest and mentor of the Correllian Tradition

Today’s Date: 1 July 2009

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

Hard to tell, I have lived with both wild and domestic animals all of my life.

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

So many, hard to think of a favorite.

Now? Pretty much the same, anywhere I can find a peaceful spot to sit.

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

Each animal has its own characteristics and even within the same species varies greatly in personality. I have had hawks, falcons, owls, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, deer, as well as other wild and more or less domestic animals. I have learned to love them all for different reasons. A squirrel just stole a cookie from my wife, while she was dipping it in milk and ran. See? I think that was funny! (Wife didn’t).

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?

Now - pollution. Future - over population.

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

The Earth is the Mother of all that we know; she must be treated with respect. (Or she will disown your ass).

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