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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

Damh the Bard

Order of Bards Ovates and Druids

Today’s Date: 25th July 2006

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

That's a hard one to start with! It would probably be seeing the deer rut.

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

A small woods down the road from where I used to live, sadly now under a housing estate.

Now? I've bought 5 acres of woodland and that is my favourite natural place.

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

Too many, Deer for their power and prowess, otters for their attitude and playfulness, and dogs, for being constant companions.

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?

Human ignorance and human ignorance. I could say global warming, melting ice caps, the fur trade, whaling etc, but I think it can just be summed up as - The greatest threat to the environment is humans, and the greatest threat in the future will be humans, because we just don't seem to learn.

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

You are not separate from it, you are a part of it, and it is a part of you. What you do to the environment, you do to yourself.

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