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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 17, 2006

Ron Dodson

President and CEO - Audubon International

Today’s Date: July 17, 2006

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

Actually 2 things. First were the many summer vacations that I took with my parents during the 1950's to many places around the U.S., and camping in the many new State Parks that were being built around the country. This gave me lots of opportunities to see new places and things. Secondly was spending time on my grandparents’ farm in Southern Indiana which lasted until they passed away in the early 1960's. While it was only a 50 acre farm it provided me great learning experiences connected to both nature and farming.

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

Spring Mill State Park in Linton, Indiana and my grandparents' farm in Loogootee, Indiana.

Now? Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary, Selkirk, New York.

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

Humpbacked Whales. Travelers of the great blue sea that have "made it" in spite of human beings!

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?

Global population in the face of global warming.

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

Be for something...not against everything. Do not leave anyone out of the environmental solutions that we need to find in order to be a more sustainable society.

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