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!


January 29, 2007

Frank Roulstone

General Manager, National Trust for the Cayman Islands

Today's Date: 29 Jan 2007

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

Growing up in an unspoiled tropical paradise I was continually surrounded by nature above and below the water. It has given me an appreciation for all living things. Seeing this paradise continually destroyed has had the greatest impact on me.

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

My grandparents had a summer home in Bent Mountain, Virginia. When we visited them we had lakes, streams and mountains to explore that we did not have at home.

Now? I am continually amazed that even with the small size of our islands we continue to make new discoveries of plants and animals! So I like exploring my home best but am constantly looking for new unspoiled places to explore.

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

I have always been obsessed with flying so birds and butterflies hold my interest. The tiny blue butterflies (Pygmy Blue, Lucas Blue, Cassius Blue) always catch my attention.

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?

The overpopulation of the world. All other challenges are directly related to this one issue. It will continue to be the greatest challenge until nature corrects itself.

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

Help organizations set some of our planet aside for conservation. Habitat conservation is the only way we will save what is left.

No comments:

Post a Comment