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What is your name?
Jeremy Taylor
What is your job title?
Environmental Educator
What organisation do you work for?
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Biodiversity targets, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Forests, Invasive species, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Trade and biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
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I have a B.S. in Environmental & Forest Biology from SUNY ESF and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Marylhurst University. I have worked as a zookeeper (San Antonio Zoo & Disney's Animal Kingdom), wildlife biologist (Everglades Wildlife Management Area), staff ecologist (Audubon International) and Pet Care Manager (PetSmart) in the past, and am currently working as an environmental educator for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. I am also the editor of the NYS DEC publication Conservationist for Kids. I am particularly interested in birds, biodiversity conservation, environmental education, sacred sites, and sustainability. In addition, I have been working on my "Earth Survey Project" for several years now, which is an informal questionnaire regarding personal views of and connections to nature and the environment. I am a topic editor for the Encyclopedia of Earth, and I also have recently become a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, the IUCN WCPA Specialist Group in Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas, the IUCN WCPA International Connectivity Conservation Network (ICCN) and the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group. I have been an active member of the National Audubon Society for years, having served on boards of multiple local chapters. Certified Project WILD, Flying WILD, Growing up WILD, Project WET educator; Project WILD facilitator.

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Rhinos for my birthday

In honor of my upcoming 40th birthday, I am raising money for rhinos! I have 10-12 organizations that I hope to make donations to, including Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lewa Conservancy, Saving the Survivors, Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit, and more. The more I raise, the more I will be able to give each organization! Find out more and donate at…


Posted on July 10, 2015 at 17:37

Sustainable Business and Green Development

Fourteen years after graduating from college with a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology, Wildlife Management concentration, I have decided to return to school.  I am just about to begin a program to earn an MBA in Sustainable Business, with a focus on Green Development.  Environmental issues have been interests of me for pretty much my whole life, and I thought that this degree would be a good way of combining that interest with my experiences in the business/retail world.  Would be very… Continue

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 5:20 — 1 Comment

Water Hour

Just passing this along at the request of the organization putting on

the event..... Spread the word!! With all the bad news lately about

the Gulf oil spill and the like, this is something we can all take part

in which will help make a difference to our planet!

Water Hour is coming at 8 pm on June 11!

Wonderfully, it is taking off - especially at… Continue

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:01

Earth Survey Project - Please Participate!!

Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in these topics,

and I try to keep current with all relevant issues such as energy,

climate change, biodiversity conservation, ecotourism, sustainability,

etc. 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,… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 0:56 — 1 Comment

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