Lapang Islanders in Indonesia

"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 ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'
Representatives of Japan and Australia shake hands at the court in The Hague. (NOS/ANP) - 31 March 2014
"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 9, 2014. The Chinese envoy on Monday called for a harmonious maritime order, saying that maritime disputes should be settled through negotiation between the parties directly involved. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bringing the reefs back to life

Marcella Segre, Contributor The Jakarta Post, Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara | Tue, 01/12/2010 10:40 AM

Imagine diving off one of the beautiful shores of the Gili islands in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and finding yourself facing fishermen equipped with dynamite and destroying the coral reef.

It would be far from picture perfect, but this was the reality before the Gili EcoTrust, a not-for-profit environmental organization, was set up in the area in 2002 and signed an agreement with fishermen a few years later in collaboration with the local Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA).

The fish bombing has now ended, thanks to the action of the local protection and conservation officials. But there is a need to continue supporting the action to ensure fishermen no longer return to their old practice and damage the reefs.

Following joint efforts by officials, the Gili EcoTrust and the local dive centers, fishermen from Muroamy on the Gili islands are only allowed to fish in two designated areas.

They also receive a monthly compensation that will be considerably reduced if they are caught out of the designated areas or fishing with invasive methods such as dynamite and cyanide. The compensation system is funded by a fee collected by dive centers and has proved to be very successful.

“It was hard to convince the fishermen, but now our islands are more beautiful and more and more tourists come to the Gilis. It has benefited us all,” says Hari, a resident of Gili Air.

Through the years, the Gili EcoTrust has expanded its activities that now include a range of actions focused on the protection of the environment in the islands as a whole.

The group has a lot of work left to raise awareness among local people and tourists to reduce their environmental impact on a delicate ecosystem that has already been irreparably damaged.

Information boards have been placed all around Gili Trawangan and Gili Air to provide basic tips about eco-friendly behavior for taking a shower or walking on the beach.

In Gili Trawangan, a Clean-up Day is held every first Friday of the month, and students from the tourism school and Islamic school are given ecology classes.

Group effort: Divers take part in Biorock workshop to restore the reefs off the Gili islands in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Thanks to these Biorock structures, the reefs are now undergoing a rapid restoration process.

The Gili EcoTrust is actively involved in the implementation of the Biorock project in the Gilis. Thanks to these Biorock structures, the reefs off the Gili islands are now undergoing a rapid restoration process. The structures are electrified steel structures allow mineral accretion and therefore speed up the process of growth of the pieces of coral attached to them.

To date, 33 structures have been put place to restore the coral reef, making the Gili islands the second-largest Biorock site in Indonesia after Pemuteran in Bali.

The Gili EcoTrust also hosts regular international workshops on Biorock technology. Participants learn every step of the installation of Biorock reefs: how to survey suitable sites in terms of the seabed, currents and waves; how to connect the cables; how to attach the coral and ensure the maintenance of the structures.

The workshops, organized in close collaboration with Mataram University, address worldwide participants, with emphasis given to teachers and students’ participation to ensure the project’s sustainability.

The Gili islands are also the testing ground for erosion-resistant Biorock structures.

It is one of the few sites in the world where the experimental structures have been placed. There are currently three such sites around Gili Trawangan.

“It’s not very nice to look at, but it’s working,” says dive master Seb.

“You can see them at low tide, sticking out of the water. It looks like a bunch of steel, cement and building material. But in only 10 months, the beach is already back.”

Young spirit: Local students do their part during the Clean-Up Day.

It is part of a more comprehensive erosion-resistance scheme on the islands, where land erosion is a real problem as the beach is fast disappearing.

In Gili Air, there have been attempts to counter the erosion by placing rubble or growing mangroves on the shores. Another technique introduced by the Gili EcoTrust is the planting of vetiver grass.

“This is the best and most sustainable method to preserve our beaches,” says Gili EcoTrust manager Delphine Robbe.

She says hotels and businesses tend to place sandbags or to build seawalls, which actually do not slow down the waves but deflect them, thus taking more and more sand off the beach.

The roots of vetiver grass can reach as deep as 5 meters, so it holds the sand much more effectively and also provides a more natural look.

The organization is now working to create a network with other environmental organizations, industries and businesses, such as by establishing eco-guidelines for their properties and collecting an “Eco fee” from guests. Recycled bags are also being printed and distributed in order to phase out plastic bags.

In Gili Trawangan, garbage is collected and brought to the dump in the middle of the island. A new incinerator will be built and a path made of recycled material leading to the dump is under construction.

“Rubbish is a major problem on all three islands,” Hari says. “There’s an urgent need to tackle the issue seriously.”

— Photos courtesy of Delphine Robbe

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