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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 26, 2006

Anne F. Bellenger

Ph.D., retired teacher, Miami/Dade County FL Public Schools

Today's Date: 7/26/06

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

The biggest impact on me was probably the time I photographed a family of 3 whooping cranes. These huge birds allowed me to approach them and photograph them from a distance of about 25 ft. It was a thrill of a lifetime because they are so rare.

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

Highlands, North Carolina

Now? Everglades National Park

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

Ivory billed woodpecker, if they ever locate it. It's my favorite because of the mystery associated with it, and the fact that it was supposed to be extinct. I believe it still exists.

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?

Habitat destruction is the greatest environmental challenge now and global warming in the future.

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

Don't believe anything the government says.

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