KUNA INSTITUTE
FOR APEX SPECIES PRESERVATION

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Kuna our beloved pack Queen Mother 
Blue Jesus our pack Alpha

OBSERVE - PROTECT - PRESERVE - RESTORE - ARCHIVE

OBSERVE near extinct wild apex species to educate ourselves in order to build a bridge toward the unification of the apex species and humanity as they  -teach us to live closer to our Earth Mother.  We must seek to adopt their world, and not impose ours upon them.  We can strive to  live among them - and they us - and allow them  vaster wilderness preserves.

PROTECT the near extinct and threatened wild apex species by educating the public and state and federal regulatory communities of the need for more expansive wilderness sanctuaries and  lobbying of legislatures for the reinstatement of the no-kill moratoriums for all essential apex species.  

 

Private Trust and slush funds for:

 

1) Land trusts for more expansive enclosed sanctuaries and free range wilderness  preserves... 

 

2) Funding for civilian task forces for field operations to neutralize illegal and unethical hunting of the predator apex species. 

3) Social justice groups and legal teams to fight for bans on illegal poaching, hunting and trapping.

 

The Kuna Institute has based much of our  research on the Wolf genetics....Specifically that of a single lineage hybrid family of an Alaskan  Gray/Red Wolf from a hybrid wolf named Kuna who came to us in 2013 in Mt Shasta, California.   Her mother was part of the San Diego Zoo's captive breeding program. 

 

We adopted Kuna in 2013 and at that time all the shamans and Elders attested  that Kuna was a Spirit Wolf incarnate and was on a sacred ambassador mission to Humanity.  They also said if we joined her on her journey "all hell will rise against you".  No truer words were ever spoken.  

Kuna came with charms and powers:  

 

She could be right next you...turn your back...she'd disappear in an instant.  No fence or facility could hold her.  She could levitate.   She was precocious... the Shirley Temple and yet the Black Sheep of her village community.  Most wanted to possess her.  Some wanted to destroy her. 

 

Many locals who knew her saw something magical in her...and tried in vain to capture her.  Even travelers at her favorite village store hang out ...tried to coax her into their cars with treats -- she outsmarted them every time.  She always got the treats.  

Her mother and father were both wild wolves from the Inuit tribal region of Alaska.  The father a White Tundra, the mother a rare "Alaskan" Red Timber Wolf. 

 

The parents were unfortunately captured and shipped to the San Diego Zoo to be part of their Ambassador captive breeding program.

Kuna's mother was deemed by the Zoo to be "problematic" as her wild wolf spirit was never going to fit into the confines of a concrete jungle  sanctuary.  Her mother was to be "redistributed" and an animal control officer bravely rescued her and three pups and secretly relocated them near Mt. Shasta with a compassionate breeder. 

 

Kuna had been living next door with her family... she showed up at our door one day under visible duress - happy to see us. -- yet sad with despair in her eyes. 

 

She shyly came back day after day and one day came through the door and parked herself on the couch and the rest is Herstory.  We sensed we were being chosen by her and for a purpose.  We adopted her and strong bonds were formed. 

 

By observing Kuna's generations of litters over an 8 year migration, spanning three states, it seems Kuna's mother was bred with several near-extinct wolves,  and as a result Kuna inherited and has passed down a "breadbasket of ancestral  DNA." 

 

We have several rare hybrids here that are demonstrating  unique qualities, including our alpha male Rama, that may well be the only albino in captivity.

 

We are now  ready to launch our R&D  project, with an elite team versed in various fields of wildlife biology, and bio-molecular genetic research, in order to explore this pack family for the potential(s) of Kuna's ancestral DNA.  It is here we feel new frontiers in medicine will reveal remedies for not only near extinct Wolfs and captive Wolf(dogs), but for the K-9 community as well.  

The Kuna Institute will produce plant-based non-toxic  vaccines, and immune-boosting serums... including non-toxic Homeopathic alternatives to rabies,  parvo  and other harmful and deadly regulatory vaccines

This pack demonstrates extraordinary self healing and immune-boosting properties.  To preserve their ancestral genetics, in a wilderness setting, is the mission of the Kuna Institute. 

 

 The Smithsonian and the San Diego Zoo have been involved in fringe research to see if multi-species DNA can be genome crossed and perhaps merged to form super serums.

 

We will continue to explore  human and animal kingdom "convergent evolution" genome sequencing:   for disease prevention, life extension,  age reversal,  limb, tissue and organ regeneration.  

 

(see Smithsonian article below)

 

 

Is it time to recycle our junk DNA?

 

For nearly a century we have been told by the scientific community that we use only a small percentage of our DNA ...What if our junk DNA was so much more?

Quantum scientist Jack Kruse' states:

 

 "This is why DNA does not code for tertiary or quaternary structure.  The junk DNA offers that controlling arm with its connection to mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum via the outer mitochondrial membrane. This is Mother Nature’s life antenna".  

See also the CHONDRIANA link on our

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Earth's Life-Forms Collected to Aid in Genetic Research

The Smithsonian plans to create a huge bank of genetic samples to enable study of the planet's diversity through DNA sequencing.

"It took a decade and nearly $3 billion to completely sequence the human genome. Now researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are helping to tackle Earth's remaining 1.3 million species through the Global Genome Initiative.

 

The plan is to eventually freeze embryos, seeds, and other genetic samples from as many of Earth's life-forms as possible. The project will make use of the Smithsonian Institute's biorepository, a 6,500-square-foot, $9 million storage facility that has space for more than 4.2 million tiny vials of cryogenically frozen tissue samples.

That'll be no easy task, but Kirk Johnson, head of the museum, insists it's a crucial shift if the Smithsonian hopes to continue making scientific discoveries.

 

"Museums started with collections of natural objects you could look at," he explained."

It was Darwin's insight that all of life is related. Those connections used to be made with morphology and anatomy," he added. "That's not good enough anymore.

Morphology and anatomy can't explain, for example, how or when a bird or bat diverged along the evolutionary timeline. Both have wings that function similarly but are structurally different. Most vertebrates have similarly functioning eyes, which makes sense because most vertebrates are obviously related. But how can scientists explain why octopi—which aren't naturally related to vertebrates—also have eyes similar to human eyes?

The appearance of similar features in species of different lineage is called convergent evolution and, said Johnson, studying this phenomenon through physical structures can get a scientist only so far. In fact, genetic analysis may suggest that some species that don't appear to be related are more related than we think. "We're close to learning all we can with morphology and anatomy. With convergent evolution, you need to look at genetics to get these answers."

PRESERVE the remaining unaltered captive wolf and wolf-hybrids in order to research whole genetics and collect valuable DNA for enhanced captive breeding, quantum natural medicines and future genome projects.

RESTORE the near extict species.  Researchers as with the Smithsonian (see article below) believe that genomes—the entirety of an organism's hereditary information—may hold clues to curing certain diseases. They also think that one day, raw genetic information (the four nucleic acids that make up DNA) could be used in cloning, which would theoretically allow scientists to bring back certain species from extinction and to conserve others that are endangered.

 

ARCHIVE "unaltered" DNA today in order to protect and preserve the wild and direct lineage bloodlines for tomorrow. 

Researchers are approaching a quantum jump where gene splicing and cross DNA sequencing may open new frontiers in apex species preservation. 

Beloved Red  Kuna's grandaughter who most resembles her.

Kuna's  Great Grandpups

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Kuna's great grandpups

Possibilities for Curing Diseases, Reversing Extinction

BY JASON KOEBLER, FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  PUBLISHED AUGUST 6, 2013

 

Researchers believe that genomes—the entirety of an organism's hereditary information—may hold clues to curing certain diseases. They also think that one day, raw genetic information (the four nucleic acids that make up DNA) could be used in cloning, which would theoretically allow scientists to bring back certain species from extinction and to conserve others that are endangered.

But "science as a whole doesn't yet have a firm, settled knowledge of how you go from a genome to a body," said Jonathan Coddington, an entomologist who is leading the initiative's research and collection team.

 

"Whether cloning or de-extinction will ever become a legitimate conservation method is anyone's guess, but there are undeniable benefits to having a library of as much genetic data as possible" said Pete Shanks, of the Center for Genetics and Society.

"I think the reviving of species is pretty much a sideshow, but I'm in favor of anything that leads to us knowing more about genetics," Shanks said. "Especially with evolutionary biology, genetics is changing the views and relationships between [species and groups of species]."

The Smithsonian will also share resources with the British Natural History Museum and other biorepositories worldwide. Other leaders in the field of genetic analysis are the San Diego Zoo, which has an extensive database of animal genomes, a "seed bank," and a "frozen zoo" of cell cultures from more than 9,000 animals;  the University of California, Santa Cruz, with the world's most extensive online database of genomes; and the U.S. Department of Energy, with an online database of current genome research.

If the Smithsonian itself doesn't have a particular sample in its repository, the Global Genome Initiative hopes to serve as a clearinghouse of sorts between repositories like the San Diego Zoo and scientists who want to do genetic research on those institutions' samples.

Video on the miraculous restoration of Yellowstone National Park (established 1872) by the reintroduction of the Gray Wolf in 1995 after their elimination in 1926.