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!


December 27, 2007

Susanne Hare

Communications – First Nations Environmental Network

Today’s Date: 1 December 2007

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

Same experience with wolves (see prior post – Steve Lawson)

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

beaches and beachcombing, woods on grandparents’ farm

Now? Florida and West Coast

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

wolf & bear – closest to humans of the mammal species never to be in a zoo (I don’t agree with zoos)

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?

Greatest environmental challenge now: stop deforestation, especially all evergreen trees.
In future: survival

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

Stop deforestation; live simply, conserve water, & energy sources of heat, light, power. But most importantly immediately stop the logging of old growth forests and evergreen forests. The Earth’s canopy and buffer zone is almost gone. What are we to breathe? What will make the soil? What will keep the moisture in the land? What will make the clouds and what will balance temperature? What will offer habitat and protection to the animals and birds? We need to enhance immediately the forests of the land & the seas for our survival & stop any harm that may jeopardize these. DO NOT HARM.

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