I am taking a gap year to explore my interests in the interface between animals, ecosystems, and human communities.  I will be working with a variety of internationally-based scientists and researchers to understand more about how to reverse the current devastating effects humans are having on the environment and endangered species.

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Video

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Destinations

Alaska

Central Arctic

Iceland

United Kingdom

Japan

Thailand

Laos

Cambodia

India

Patagonia

Antarctica

Falklands

Kalahari

Baffin Island

New Zealand

Australia

Indonesia

Brazil

Madagascar

Kenya

Rwanda

Zimbabwe

Botswana

South Africa

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Outcome

To prepare for the gap year, I have read, researched, and watched lots of documentaries on this subject that have contributed to my knowledge.  Since this has been my passion for many years, I have researched all kinds of materials on animals, plants, conservation, biology, and travel.  All of this research will help me collect the necessary data to find solutions to these issues.  I have prepared for this gap year my whole life, and the end result will enable me to become a respected voice in the conservation movement.

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A Message of Conservation

There are so many ways in which we are destroying the planet. And once we understand, once we care, then we have to do something.      

– Jane Goodall

 

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.

– Jacques Cousteau

 

People are not going to care about conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.

– David Attenborough 

 

The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem.  Unless we solve that problem it will avail us to solve all others.

– Teddy Roosevelt

 

If conservation of natural resources goes wrong, nothing else will go right.

– M. S. Swaminathan

 

We search for life on other planets and in other regions of our galaxy. Meanwhile, we destroy and ignore the other life on this planet.

– Anthony Douglass Williams

 

Our indifference or cruelty towards fellow creatures of this world sooner or later affects the treatment we mete out to other human beings.

– Pope Francis

 

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

– The Lorax