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A prayer circle is a group of people holding the same intention for transformation. Through the power created by their prayers, an energy field is formed, which is held in the oneness and the unity of the Divine. The more people there are holding the intention, the more powerful and effective the field is to create change. We also call this the Power Of One.
Here is an example of a prayer to say once a day. Please tailor it to your own use. If you are not accustomed to praying, please hold the spirit of the prayer in your mind and heart:
"We offer this
prayer for the lions.
We hold them in good faith and good will and ask for their healing and well-being.
We pray that if it is in their highest destiny to stay with us on planet earth, that this be so.
We acknowledge their beauty and power and the place they hold in the web of life,
and we send them our love."
Prayer Circle for East African Lyons
LIVING WITH LIONS
The Laikipia Predator Project
Mpala Research Centre
REDUCING LIVESTOCK LOSSES AND CONSERVING PREDATORS
Throughout Africa, populations of large predators are plummeting. There may be as few as 3,000 wild dogs, 15,000 cheetahs, and 20,000 lions left in the continent as a whole.
Laikipia District is one of the few areas in Kenya that still supports significant populations of large predators outside national parks and reserves. We estimate that there are 90-120 adult lions in the area, as well as healthy populations of spotted and striped hyaenas, leopards and cheetahs. Most importantly, the highly endangered African wild dog is making a remarkable comeback. The persistence of these populations is a testament to wildlife-friendly management by most residents of Laikipia.
Our studies have shown - not surprisingly - that properties that lose fewer livestock to predators tend to kill fewer predators. This suggests that we can conserve predators more successfully if we can prevent them from killing livestock. Better management may not only reduce livestock losses today - it should also prevent young predators from learning to take stock in the first place.
How can we best manage livestock to minimize losses to predators? The science of predator management is in its infancy, and every livestock producer has their own opinions on which practices best protect stock. One goal of the Laikipia Predator Project has been to investigate which of the techniques currently used are most effective. In this brief article, we summarize our preliminary findings, from a study led by Mordecai Ogada. Few of these recommendations will come as a surprise, but we now have the data to help make them with more confidence.
None of these measures are expensive, most costing much less than the value of a single cow lost to a predator.
STOP THE CRUELTY IN LABORATORIES....
http://www.askuswhy.com/home.htm please click on link and read the horrors of this sort of research.....
IN THE AIDS
Most of AIDS research attempts to understand just how HIV destroys the immune system. Possible treatments are another focus, seeking new drugs and vaccines to halt or slow the progression of the disease. These experiments habitually use animals, primarily cats, primates and rodents. Vivisectorsí preference for these animals over other species and non-animal research methods is based on convenience, not on scientific grounds.
Visit the site of Gareth Patterson, the lion man of Africa.......
"A lion is not a lion if it is only free to eat, to sleep and to copulate. It deserves to be free, to hunt and to choose its own prey, to look for and find its own mate, to fight for and hold its own territory, to die where it was born - in the wild. It should have the same rights as we have".......
The Global Fund
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was established in 2002, with the support of the world's leaders and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need by supporting locally-driven strategies. To date, the Global Fund has committed US$5.2 billion to more than 363 programs in 131 countries.
The Global Fund is an innovative partnership of governments, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, working together to rid the world of AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Its sole purpose is to raise funds and make grants to countries, organizations and communities that urgently need financial help to allow them to respond to these epidemics. The Global Fund continues to fund grants dependent upon proven results and targets achieved.
During the week of September 11, 2006, $4 million of (RED) money flowed to Swaziland. Derek von Wissell, director of National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS, described where the money will go: "First, a large portion of the money will be directed to orphans - feeding them, keeping them in school, protecting them and offering them a future. Second, some of the money will help support the treatment of people on anti-retroviral therapy. (RED) is saving lives. (RED) is helping orphans survive and giving them a better future. (RED) will make a difference."
On September 19, a further $5 million of (RED) money was disbursed to Rwanda, in response to their latest request. This funding will go towards further supporting the Ministry of Health's national treatment and prevention program.
Additional disbursements of funds will be made to these programs as they continue their lifesaving work and achieve tangible, measurable results. Also, due diligence is now being conducted to select the third (and potentially fourth) grant for the (RED) portfolio, which we expect to add towards the end of 2006/beginning of 2007.
In less than four years, the Fund has achieved some substantial results. By June of 2006, Global Fund financing provided:
The Global Fund has selected several established grants for distribution of (RED) money. One of these programs is in Rwanda.