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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!


October 04, 2006

Jackson Zee

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Today's Date: 4 October 2006

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

When I was a volunteer I learned that I could have a place in the world, as a person who appreciates animals and nature, and that I could share that feeling of belonging and having a part of the responsibility of protecting our planet.

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

I always loved green fields of grass and being on the beach as a child

Now? I still love being near large bodies of water but spent a lot of time in forests in Asia.

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

I don't think I ever really had a favorite animal because I have learned every individual animal had its own personality and I enjoyed their individual quirks.

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?

I personally feel that the challenge is multi-faceted but in the basic essence if we can get all peoples to understand, identify and work towards a prioritized list of item then we can really consider having a future. Current issues that need consensus are: negative human population growth, greenhouse gas/global warming, water security, food security, energy security, societal development, global health and safety and preserving biodiversity.

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

Believe in hope and inspire action.