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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 14, 2009



Today's Date: 14 January 2009

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

I was also a passenger in a car which hit a deer that jumped out of the wooded area along the dirt road and onto the car hood. I was shaking and inconsolable for days. The deer are so vulnerable to the effects of people and development.

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

During my childhood I spent from spring to fall out in the county, exploring the woods and creeks with my cousins. My grandfather studied wildflowers, trees, fungi, etc., and gave us standing assignments to learn three new ones daily, including the Latin names and have examples of bark, leaves, flowers. He provided us with ID books and taught us photography too.

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

Pandas because they are irresistible.

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?

Development, chemicals and plastics.

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


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