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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!


November 15, 2006

Charles Hall

Professor - State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Today's Date: Nov 15 06

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

All of it --- probably the fish of my childhood ponds was what got me started – I was fascinated with everything about fish.

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

Everywhere – probably my uncle’s farm in Western Massachusetts

Now? Patagonia

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

How can I say? All of them

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?

Now --- development and population growth. In longer view global climate change, population growth, the end of cheap oil

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

There are very serious limits to what humans can do and should do and “Mother nature, in the long run, holds the high cards” i.e. we must in time work within Nature’s rules.

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