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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!


June 01, 2008

Roger Tompkins

Private Citizen

Today’s Date: April 11, 2008

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

Seeing a group of dolphins swim by our boat when I was a child. The beauty and unity they showed was something I wish humans could someday attain.

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

We used to spend time in Hawaii when I was a child. While it may not be "the great outdoors" it was some of the best times i had in the natural environment.

Now? Anything and everything to do with Africa.

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

Tiger, the gentle and peaceful nature of such a powerful animal. The way they appear very curious about what's going on around them without really paying attention.

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 would say the greatest challenge is educating and engaging people to make the necessary changes in their daily lives to live more environmentally friendly. As far as the future is considered, the greatest challenge is dealing with population growth and the resulting pressure it puts on the Earth.

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

Small changes in life add up to big impacts for us all.

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