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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!


March 13, 2010

John Ellerton

Private Citizen

July 23, 2009

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

Coming face to face with a wild rhino mother & calf whilst birdspotting in the Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Expected to be charged, as I was less then 3 metres from them, but they ignored me. Fantastic!

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

Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

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

Any member of the bird family. But especially raptors.

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?

1) Preventing the total destruction of the habitat of wildlife species whilst still allowing man his dreams & ambitions. 2) Reversing global warming.

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

To try and live in harmony with nature. To support any pressure group that tries to reverse the damage done by our industrialists and politicians.

Do you have any comments or other information that you would like to share relating to this project?

The only way to prevent the poor people of nations such as India/Africa/S. America destroying their immediate environment is to provide them with an alternative way of earning a living & providing them with the means to achieve it.

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