Thanks to my sister Michelle McIlroy for designing the logo!


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!


September 04, 2006

Christine Artist

Private Citizen - Australia

Today's Date: 04/09/06

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

There have been many, but rearing a baby Pademelon was very satisfying.

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

Yes, the Kruger National Park (in South Africa)

Now? I live on a 100 acre bush block with lots of birds. Also pademelons, koalas, possums, bandicoots and the odd echidna. Also a visit to the Kruger Park whenever I return to S.Africa on a visit.

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

To pick one is very difficult - I love All animals - probably beside man's best friend, my faithful dog, a Giraffe. I just love the giraffe - why, I'm not really sure - she is so tall and yet so graceful.

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?

Technology - making things better and bigger - WHY???
Water - start recycling - you can't live without it.

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

Slow down - we're killing the planet (and ourselves) at a mighty rate of knots.
Start protecting what we have left - it isn't much.

Quote: When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned, and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can't eat money

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