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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!


February 15, 2007

Victoria Lichtschein

Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable, Argentina

Today's Date: February 15, 2007

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

Working with right whales in Peninsula Valdés, Argentina.

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

Yes, many, I live in a beautiful country.

Now? The same goes for now.

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

All animals are my favourite, even those nobody likes: for example, I love reptiles and I LOVE sharks.

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?

Undoubtedly deforestation. The world is losing its forests at a scandalous rate. My country is suffering from this very badly and we are losing all of our native forests to agriculture, mainly soybean.

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

Taking care of the environment for ourselves and our children is the difference between being civilized or not...there is no choice between taking care of the environment and progress, that is a falacious choice.