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 18, 2010

Lisa LaDore

Clerk - Rye Free Reading Room

July 23, 2009

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

I spent my early years outdoors. The site was still a dairy farm, but then after many years was turned into a State College. I was always outside and saw many I realize that was the best time.

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

I try to walk to work every day, and always am surprised by some bird, animal , insect on my way.

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

I live on the east coast in the suburbs of New York I'm fascinated with news of the black bear populations growing..and sitings of these wonderful animals. I'm a bear fan, but love ALL creatures.

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?

To realize everything we do impacts all life around us. To understand that all creatures have a right to their life, and are not "in our way". We must respect and share all space with them.

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

Take time to think what you could do each day to help. Even time to sit outside and observe. Walk, care, and commune with everything around you.

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