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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!


January 10, 2009

James H. Bush

Retired (and Jeremy’s grandfather)

Today’s Date: 12 September 2008

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

I would have to say the seasons of the year. As a former farmer & still avid gardener all depends on them.

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

As a child I enjoyed exploring the woodlot on our farm [Note from Jeremy- the same farm in upstate New York where I grew up many years later]

Now? My favorite place is Schoodic Peninsula. I especially like watching the ocean waves & the many kinds of wild fowl seen there – especially in winter.

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

The white-tailed deer. Not only are they quite handsome animals, they are experts at survival. I have hunted them since I was 16 and they never cease to amaze me with their ability to survive.

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?

Overpopulation in the so called third world countries. If this trend continues we will run out of land for farming to feed them.

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

We should work to use the environment in a responsible was for our benefit, not merely preserve it.

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