My work on the National Parks project led to a keen interest in studying the state of endangered plants and wildlife throughout the world. Once I came across this quote, I knew I wanted to pursue this project for my next direction:

“The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.”     Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom