Friday, November 28, 2008

JZ Knight explains where God is and how to download your future

JZ Knight is the chaneller of Ramtha, a Lemurian warrior who fought the Atlanteans over 35,000 years ago. On February 7, 1977 Ramtha, The Enlightened One, appeared to her and her husband and since then she has been sharing his wisdom. JZ has established the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, authored her autobiography, "A State of Mind" and appeared in documentaries such as "The Secret" and "What the BLEEP Do We Know".

The four cornerstones of Ramtha's philosophy are:
1. The statement 'You are God'
2. The directive to make known the unknown
3. The concept that consciousness and energy create the nature of reality
4. The challenge to conquer yourself

Click here to listen to the interview where JZ Knight describes her first interactions with Ramtha, where God exists and how to download your future.

The official website is http://www.ramtha.com/

For information about JZ Knight and Ramtha can be found below:
Please see Ramtha short video clips here on the right column:
http://ramtha.com/default.asp

About Ramtha, JZ & Channeling:
http://ramtha.com/html/pdf/introduction.pdf

JZ predicts USA's Presidential Election CORRECTLY 13 months earlier:http://www.ramtha.com/newsletter/Vol4/Issue9/JZondaveRoss.html

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Philippine Crocodile

The Philippine Crocodile is the most threatened crocodile in the wild. In the Philippines, it is strictly prohibited to kill a crocodile, but its status is critically endangered from exploitation and unsustainable fishing methods such as dynamite fishing.

Chris Banks (Melbourne Zoo) was responsible for setting up a recovery program in the Philippines for these animals and still works very closely with the Philippines. He's heavily involved in conservation and took the time to share his story.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Find out more about the Melbourne Zoo at http://www.zoo.org.au/

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tamarins


Tamarin habitats range from southern Central America (Costa Rica) through to middle South America (Amazon basin and north Bolivia, however not in the mountainous parts).The various species of tamarins differ considerably according to their appearance, ranging from nearly all black through mixtures of black, brown and white. Many species typically have moustache-like facial hairs.

Their numbers are deteriorating mainly due to destruction of their habitat and the illegal pet trade.

Click here
, to listen to my interview with Melbourne Zoo Keeper, Noel Harcourt.

For more information on the great work that Melbourne Zoo do, please visit http://www.zoo.org.au/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Saving The Red Gums along The Murray

Along the Murray and its tributaries are the world’s largest stands of river red gum. This merging of forests and wetlands is one of the most unique and highly threatened landscapes in Australia.

The independent Victorian Environment Assessment Council was asked by the Victorian government 3 years ago to make recommendations on how to protect the remaining river red gum ecosystems along the Murray.

VEAC has now recommended over 100,000 hectares of New National Parks, improved environmental water flows and the historic first for Victoria of Indigenous Co-management for places like Barmah Forest.
The recommendations also include and end to cattle grazing on public land, reduction of logging by 70% and a reduction in areas available for duck-hunting.
Locals and tourists alike will still be able to camp, fish, four wheel drive etc. Campfires will also be allowed – except during high fire danger period.
Premier Brumby has only a few months left to officially respond to the recommendations – we’re expecting he will do so before Christmas.

Click here to listen to the interview with Jess Abraham, Victorian Community Campaigner for the Wilderness Society.

After listening to the interview, please contact Victorian Premier Brumby:
By mail:
Office of the Premier
1 Treasury Place
Melbourne
Australia 3000

By telephone and fax:
Ph (61 3) 9651 5000
Fax (61 3) 9651 5054

Please note to receive a formal response all queries need to be made in writing.

By email:
premier@dpc.vic.gov.au

For more information, visit http://www.saveredgums.org/

BADGAR - Caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife

Every day, hundreds of native animals in Victoria are sick, injured or orphaned.
Wallabies, Kangaroos, Possums, Birds, Reptiles... the rare and the not so rare.

BADGAR is Victoria's 24 hour volunteer wildlife rescue service and believes that every animal deserves the right to have a second chance at life. Their crew of rescuers and rehabilitation teams work 24 hours a day, attending to wildlife. BADGAR is developing a state wide BADGAR accredited wildlife rescue training system and we aim to be at the forefront of the wildlife rescue system in our state.

Click here to listen to the interview with Donna from BADGAR.

If you ever need to contact BADGAR phone 1300 BADGAR or visit http://www.wildlifeshelter.org.au/

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Violent Killing of Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands

Below is a statement from Greenpeace's international office regarding the hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands:

"Greenpeace works within the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to strengthen of the IWC's ban on commercial whaling. Unfortunately, the hunting of pilot whales is not yet regulated by the IWC. While Greenpeace doesn't have a specific campaign on pilot whales, we have for many years prioritised our campaign against large-scale Japanese whaling on the high seas. Greenpeace works on all levels to ensure that the IWC will in the future will protect all whales – including small whales, dolphins and porpoises and pilot whales."

Also below is a statement from the Humane Society about the Faroe Islands whale hunt and a contact for the Danish Prime Minister.

Q. Is it true that Denmark hunts pilot whales?

Yes, but the killings occur in the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark. Many people have seen the graphic pictures portraying the annual drive hunt of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands.

During these hunts, pods of pilot whales are driven ashore and then brutally killed. About 950 pilot whales are killed every year during the killing season which generally takes place in the summer.

Pilot whale hunting is a part of the cultural heritage of the Faroe Islands and the locals have long depended on the pilot whale meat from these hunts as a source of sustenance. Because of this, most public attempts in the past by groups concerned with the welfare of the animals have only inflamed the situation and pushed the hunt numbers up. However, in recent years, the numbers of pilot whales killed have been in decline.

HSI works closely with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) who is involved with this issue on a subversive level. Since the pilot whale hunt is conducted mostly for local subsistence reasons, WDCS works to discourage the hunt by showing the problems with eating pilot whale meat.

Scientific studies have shown that dolphin meat is seriously contaminated with PCBs, heavy metals, and other toxins. Pilot whales, being dolphins, are highly contaminated and when pregnant women and young children eat the meat, it can lead to learning disabilities and other health problems.

If you would like to take action against the hunt, you can write to the Faroese government and explain your concerns about the hunt and why you think they should stop it. For example, you could tell them that the hunts are no longer necessary to provide food for islanders and that new studies show that whale and dolphin meat contains toxins that are unsafe to consume.

Also, pilot whales are forced to endure sever physical and psychological suffering as they are brutally killed while members of their social groups bear witness. Additionally, the hunts tarnish the Faroe Islands' international image and discourage tourists from visiting.

Faroese Government Contact information:

Prime Minister's Office
L√łgmansskrivstovan
Tinganes
P.O.Box 64
FO- 110 Tórshavn
Tel: +298 351010
Fax: +298 351015
E-mail: info@tinganes.fo

To find out more information, please visit:
www.earthfirst.com
and
www.animalcampaigns.com

The Pygmy Hippopotamus


The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) is a large mammal native to the forests and swamps of western Africa.

The evolution of the pygmy hippopotamus is most often studied in the context of its larger cousin. Both species were long believed to be most closely related to the family Suidae (pigs and hogs) or Tayassuidae (peccaries), but research within the last 10 years has determined that pygmy hippos and hippos are most closely related to cetaceans (whales and dolphins).The pygmy hippopotamus displays many terrestrial adaptations, but like its larger cousin, it is semi-aquatic and relies on proximity to water to keep its skin moisturized and its body temperature cool. Behaviours such as mating and giving birth may occur in water or on land. The pygmy hippo is herbivorous, feeding on whatever ferns, broad-leaved plants, grasses and fruits it finds in the forests.

A rare nocturnal forest creature, the pygmy hippopotamus is a difficult animal to study in the wild. Pygmy hippos were unknown outside of West Africa until the 19th century. Introduced to zoos in the early 20th century, they breed well in captivity and the vast majority of research is derived from zoo specimens. The survival of the species in captivity is more assured than in the wild: the World Conservation Union estimates that there are fewer than 3,000 pygmy hippos remaining in the wild. Pygmy hippos are primarily threatened by loss of habitat, as forests are logged and converted to farm land, and are also vulnerable to poaching, hunting, natural predators and war.

The breeding success is Australia is imperative as pygmy hippos from other countries can not be brought to Australia due to the risks of Foot and Mouth disease. Thus, it is a great cause for celebration when, at Taronga Zoo, a youngster named ‘Monifa'(pictured), meaning ‘I am lucky' in Nigerian weighed just 3.8 kilograms when it was born in the early hours of October 15 to first-time mother, ‘Petre' and father ‘Timmy'. However after a difficult breach birth, the Zoo's dedicated keepers made the decision to intervene and hand-raise the precious female calf.

Click here to hear me chat with Renae Zammit, one of the keepers who literally moved into the Zoo to care for Monifa in alternate 24 hour shifts, sleeping at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital in order to feed and tend to the youngster's every need.

For more information, please visit www.taronga.org.au

Siamang Gibbons, Orang utans & Palm Oil

The Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) is a tailless, arboreal, black furred gibbon native to the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra. The largest of the lesser apes, the Siamang can be twice the size of other gibbons, reaching 1 m in height, and weighing up to 23 kg.

The Siamang is distinctive for two reasons. The first is that two fingers on each hand are fused together. The second is the large "gular sac" (found in both male and female of the species), which is a throat pouch that can be inflated to the size of its head, allowing the Siamang to make loud resonating calls or songs. Male and female couples will often call in duet.

While the illegal pet trade takes a toll on wild populations, the principal threat to the Siamang is habitat loss in both Malaysia and Sumatra. Palm oil production is clearing large swathes of forest, reducing the habitat of the Siamang, along with that of other species such as the Orang utan and Sumatran Tiger.

Click here to listen to my interview with Fleur Butcher of Melbourne Zoo about the Siamang Gibbon and the distruction of their habitat.


For more information on Melbourne Zoo, please vist http://www.zoo.org.au/

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Snow Leopard

Snow leopards are smaller than the other big cats but like them, exhibit a range of sizes, generally weighing between 27 and 54kg (60–120 lb). Body length ranges from 74–130cm (39–51 in) with a tail of nearly the same length.
Snow leopards have long thick fur, the base colour of which varies from smokey grey to yellowish tan, with whitish underparts. They have dark grey to black open rosettes on their body with small spots of the same colour on their heads and larger spots on their legs and tail.

The total wild population of the snow leopard is estimated at between 4,000 and 7,500 individuals (see below). Their decline is due destruction of their habitat and locals killing them for their pelts that fetch very large prices in the illegal trade. In 1972 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, (IUCN) placed the snow leopard on its Red List of Threatened Species as "Endangered," the same classification given the panda and the tiger.


There are also 600-700 snow leopards in zoos around the world.


(Range Country/Habitat Area(sq. km.)/EstimatedPopulation)
Afghanistan/50,000/100-200
Bhutan/15,000/100-200
China/1,100,000/2,000-5,000
India/75,000/200-600
Kazakhstan/50,000/180-200
Kyrgyz Republic/105,000/150-500
Mongolia/101,000/500-1000
Nepal/30,000/300-500
Pakistan/80,000/200-420
Tajikistan/100,000/180-220
Uzbekistan/10,000/20-50


Click here to listen to the interview with Melbourne Zoo Keeper, Arthur Blackham


To find and more and support Melbourne Zoo, please vist http://www.zoo.org.au/

All Natural helps a Guiness Book of Records Attempt

Does a female Spotted Hyena really have a 17cm clitoris? Is a dog wagging it's tail always a good sign? Is the world going to end in 2012? All these questions are answered in Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki's new book Science is Golden.


One of Australia's best known scientists is attempting to break the World Record for the most radio interviews done by an individual in one day while raising funds for CanTeen.





Click here as Adam Barralet helps Dr. Karl in his World Record attempt.

Friends Of The Earth

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Australia is a federation of independent local groups working for a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future.

Local and Global Environmental justice, positive solutions, anti nuclear, indigenous land and rights, climate justice, trade justice, global action!
FoE Australia was founded in 1974 at a meeting on French Island in Westernport Bay, Victoria, which was then the site for a proposed nuclear reactor. Over the last 32 years, FoE has evolved into a diverse and vibrant network of groups that are working at the local, regional, national and international level.

Click here to listen to a 3 minute explanation from Damien Lawson (Climate Justice Coordinator) about the Friends of the Earth and how you can support the organisation.

For further information. please visit http://www.foe.org.au/

A Dummies Guide To Carbon Trading

Carbon trading (or emission trading) is an administrative approach used to control pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants. It is sometimes called cap and trade.

Click here to listen to Nicole Ikenberg, Policy Manager for Climate Change, WWF explain Carbon Trading and where we are at in Australia and globally.
For more information on the WWF and Carbon Trading please visit http://www.wwf.org.au/

Sustainability in Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre offers an exciting range of activities, community events, educational programs and playgroups. They have a Sustainability Action Group that meets the forth Tuesday of every month 8-10pm to share ideas and strategies about reducing energy use and saving water.

Click here to listen to the interview with Ken Coghill defining sustainability, why it's important and what you can do to reduce your impact on the Earth.

For more information on the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, please visit http://www.surreyhillsnc.org.au/

Monday, November 3, 2008

My First Colonic Irrigation

A Colon Irrigation or Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment consists of infusing fresh, filtered body temperature water via the rectum.

During the treatment you will experience several fills and releases of water. Like the tide of the ocean, ebbs and flows, the water gently removes debris, gas and mucous.

A light massage may be applied to the tummy to help dislodge toxic waste material adhering to the walls of the colon. The debris is gently washed away through the system’s waste disposal drain line.

Once the impacted material is removed, your colon can begin to work as it was meant to.

Colonic Irrigation can aid with:
  • Improved digestive function

  • Increased energy

  • Enhanced Immunity

  • Glowing skin and clear eyes

  • Easier weight management

  • Positive and relaxed mental state

  • Improved circulation

  • Improved hydration

I went to get my first colonic irrigation and it was far less scary than I expected. To hear about the experience, click here.

The following day I was joined in the studio by Natalie and Shaun (pictured) from Purity BMS to discuss Colonic Irrigation. To hear the interview, click here.

You can find out more at http://www.puritybms.com.au/

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Your Mobile Phone may be destroying the Habitat of the Great Apes in Africa

Did you know that your mobile phone may be responsible for the destruction of the Great Apes Habitat in Africa?

Renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall (pictured) has visited Melbourne Zoo to launch a new mobile phone recycling campaign aimed at protecting primates in the wild.
Dr Goodall’s lifelong study of the chimpanzees of Gombe, Nigeria has made her not only the world’s most recognised expert on the species but also their most effective advocate.

Old mobile phones donated to the Zoo’s ‘They’re Calling on You’ campaign will benefit primate conservation in two ways: financially, but even more directly by reducing demand for coltan, a mineral used in mobile phones.

Eighty percent of the world’s coltan is found in Africa. Illegal mining in areas where chimpanzees, gorillas, and other primates live has had devastating consequences.

There is loss of habitat through deforestation, and primates and other wildlife in the areas are hunted so their meat can be sold in the growing bushmeat trade. In one national park alone, more than 10,000 people are mining illegally, and the once-protected gorilla population has fallen by more than 50% in the past five years.
With about 15 million new mobile phones sold in Australia every year, there are a great many old or outmoded models available for recycling. These phones can all be put to good use if they’re donated to the ‘They’re Calling on You’ campaign.

Postage-free mailing satchels are available at Melbourne Zoo, or a post-free mailing label can be printed http://www.zoo.org.au/
Click here to hear the interview with Melbourne Zoo's, Jessica Lawry, Community Conservation Manager.