Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (C) addresses the
audience during a meeting of the annual Mercosur trade bloc presidential
summit in Mendoza June 29, 2012. (Credit: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian)

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals
Chinese President Xi Jinping (4-L, first row) poses with leaders of the CELAC group of Latin American and Caribbean states, in Brasilia, on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Map of Latin America showing countries where major protests have occurred in recent months (AFP Photo)
A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ
The Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, is seen on January 7, 2016, during a raid within the framework of the FIFA corruption scandal (AFP Photo/Norberto Duarte)

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses
The Panama Papers: key facts on the huge journalists' investigation into tax evasion (AFP Photo/Thomas Saint-Cricq, Philippe Mouche)

Mossack Fonseca

Mossack Fonseca


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Reserve is haven for study of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest

Google – AFP, Gerard Aziakou (AFP), 3 November 2012 

Brazil's Salto Morato Nature Preserve is an area less renowned than the
Amazon forest but just as biologically diverse (AFP, Yasuyoshi Chiba)

GUARAQUECABA, Brazil — Brazil's Salto Morato Nature Preserve is a haven for scientists studying the dwindling Atlantic rainforest, an area less renowned than the Amazon forest but just as biologically diverse and equally threatened by human encroachment.

The preserve in Guaraquecaba, in the southeastern state of Parana, covers a corner of what was once a huge littoral rainforest known as the Mata Atlantica.

The Mata covered 1.3-million square kilometers, or about a quarter the size of the Amazon rainforest, when Portuguese colonizers arrived in the 16th century.

Brazil's Salto Morato Nature Preserve is
 a haven for scientists studying the dwindling 
Atlantic rainforests (AFP, Yasuyoshi Chiba)
Today less 10 percent of it remains, the result of deforestation for agriculture and relentless urban sprawl. Sixty-two percent of Brazil's 194-million-strong population live in the region, including in major cities like Sao Paulo and Rio.

What is left extends in fragments along Brazil's coast. Less than two percent of it is under strict protected status.

Salto Morato, founded in 1994 by a foundation set up by Brazilian cosmetic giant Boticario, is home to around 2,200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians -- 60 percent of all of Brazil's threatened animal species.

The nature preserve, which opened to the public in 1996, is part of a mosaic of public and private "conservation units" set up to preserve what is left of the forest.

"In order to preserve you need to know," reserve administrator Eros Amaral Ferreira said.

Boticario-funded scientists are literally having a field day as they conduct research in this 2,253-hectare (5,567-acre) biodiversity paradise.

Marcelo Silva, a biologist from the Pontifical University of Parana, studies the reproduction and pollination of the bromelia, an exotic plant characterized by flowers with a deeply cleft calyx.

"Bromelias reproduce either sexually or asexually and they provide the nectar that humming birds use to pollinate other plants. So they play a vital role," Amaral Ferreira told AFP. "Unfortunately, many people come here to pick them in an unsustainable and destructive way."

Trekkers arrive at Salto Morato Nature
 Reserve, in Guaraquecaba, in the
 southern state of Parana, Brazil (AFP,
Yasuyoshi Chiba)
Ubiquitous in the lush, humid reserve are various species of palm and banana trees as well as the red and yellow heliconia, a close relative of gingers, bananas, and birds-of-paradise.

Singing birds are also in abundance, much to the delight of Ricardo Pamplona Campos, an ornithologist from the Federal University of Parana.

With funding from the Boticario Foundation, Pamplona Campos has been studying for nearly two years the interaction between plants and fruit-eating birds, as well as the impact of forest degradation on local bird species.

On a recent morning tour of the reserve, the ornithologist showed off his intimate knowledge of various singing species, including the rufous-capped motmot, the sabia -- the national bird of Brazil -- and the flame-crested Tanager.

There are 324 different bird species on the nature preserve, including nearly 200 bird species found only in Brazil. There are also 43 species of frogs, 55 of fish, 36 of reptiles and 58 of mammals.

Salto Morato researchers have even discovered two new fish species and a previously unknown species of three-fingered frog.

Amaral Ferreira said surveillance cameras have established the presence of at least three pumas on the reserve.

One of his major headaches is the widespread and illegal harvesting of wild palmitos inside the reserve, which results in the death of palm tree, as well illegal hunting and poaching.

Species most threatened by either hunting or loss of habitat include the ocelot, the white-lipped pecari, the armadillo, the puma and the black-fronted piping-guan, a bird noted for its large red throat wattle and large white patch on the wing-coverts.

Amaral Ferreira said his staff of 10 is too small to monitor trails, conduct surveillance and deal with the 5,000-plus visitors, including campers, that come each year. "I need at last four more people," he said.

He sees great potential for a growth in ecotourism at the site, but said this would require a major investment to upgrade access roads, increase surveillance and open more trails.

The nature preserve, which runs educational programs in partnership with local schools and an environment police unit, has a visitors center, a research center, a training facility and a weather station.

Hailed as a model in nature reserve management, Salto Morato was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.

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