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!


November 11, 2009

David Taylor

Private citizen

Jul 21, 2009

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

Growing up on a small family farm I witnessed the life cycles of many animals and the important balance between man, development, and nature.

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

Childhood: anywhere outdoors where I could explore Now: I feel most centered when I am on the water (kayaking)

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

As a child it was whales- by age 5 I was sure I would be a marine biologist, or sail with Sea Sheppard.

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?

Today we have manipulated the world so nature no longer has a place- moose, bears, deer in the suburbs being treated as invasive species. Man living in artificial ecosystems in the desert- Las Vegas (really the entire SW) that will not be able to support continued development without further decimating the surrounding area. The Colorado River has been reduced to a muddy tickle due to siphoning of water for wanton development.

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

It is ok to hunt and eat animals- man is the alpha predator on the food chain. When you have dozens of deer eating your suburban landscaping, and see deer carcasses strewn alongside the highways how can you castigate those of us who cull the herds for consumption?

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