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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!


December 22, 2007

Dr. Ian Robinson

Emergency Relief Program Manager – International Fund for Animal Welfare (

Today’s Date: 4 December 2007

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

The geese which flew over my house morning & night every winter day as they flew between their feeding & roosting grounds

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

My local river estuary – full of wildlife!

Now? The same, it’s just a different estuary.

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

The harbour seal – the ….? beach bum!

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?

1. Global warming/climate change
2. Human population growth, combined with increased consumerism in growing economies
- even if we tackle climate change we will create new challenges!

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

Value them while you can, because however hard we try to conserve it, our biodiversity will probably never be greater again than it is today
-and value the environment around you- wildlife is everywhere, not just in remote, exotic locations, and make room & tolerate wildlife around us, in our yards & on our streets and our local pond/park, etc.

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