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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!


November 11, 2009

Warren W. Aney

Senior Wildlife Ecologist - Self-employed

Jul 23, 2009 1:15:51 AM

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

The time I overturned a horse truck while watching a lazuli bunting instead of the road (no one was hurt, but there was an impact).

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

Childhood: The river behind our house (we lived on the banks of the lower Umatilla) Now: The Steens Mountain of southeast Oregon

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

River otter -- it's intelligent, playful, amphibious and circumpolar in distribution; just like my family.

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?

Now: Climate change Future: Balancing human consumption so as to sustain the natural world while providing socio-economic equity.

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

Creation is a masterpiece, deserving our devout stewardship.

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