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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!


March 13, 2010

Bruce H. Campbell

Retired Wildlife Ecologist

Jul 23, 2009

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

Working with Alaska brown bears from 1984-88. a magnificent animal.

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

Yes. East Eagle Creek in the wallowa mountains of north eastern OR. Spent many weekends there while growing up. Now still the same place and I wish I could still spend weekends there.

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

Alaska brown bear because they are huge powerhouses that, for the most part, are pretty laid back. In my four years working hands-on with them, I never had a negative experience with one. Had many face-to-face encounters including female with 2 yo cubs. I'm not afraid of this animal but I have a huge amount of respect for them.

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?

Continued habitat loss including the Amazon forest. The future challenge will be global warming.

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

Enjoy and take care of them. They belong to our children.

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