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

Steve West

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

Jul 22, 2009

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

30 years of banding Cave Swallows has taught me much about a single species and it's role and the intricacies of one species

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

my favorite place now are the nearby Guadalupe Mountains where there are great canyons to hike in and plenty of wilderness (33,000 acres). As a kid it was walking along the Pecos River near my home town of Loving, NM

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

Picking my favorite animal is TOUGH! Cave Swallow (which I've banded 20,000 of over 30 years), White-throated Swift, Giraffe, American Swallow-tailed Kite, it's tough!

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?

overpopulation of people and excessive use of resources by rich countries, and I think that will continue to be the problem.

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

Have no more than 2 kids or better yet adopt (I have 2 daughters and 3 grandkids)

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