Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

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.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

United Nations to help Jakarta floods victims

NEW YORK (Antara): The United Nations' humanitarian bodies would send relief aid for flood victims in Jakarta and suburban areas.

The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has identified goods and emergency tools needed such as food, clean water, clothes, blankets, medicines, and search and rescue (SAR) equipment and teams, a press statement from the UN said on Monday.

Official of the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator Margareta Wahsltrom said that the United Nations in cooperation with a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and countries, who were going to provide assistance for flood-hit Indonesia,were currently monitoring the situation in the flood aftermath.

The UN relief aid would involve the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UNICEF, the World Food Program (WFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Information from the Jakarta Police on Tuesday morning said that the death toll in five days of floods in Jakarta and environs climbed to 36, consisting of 26 in Jakarta, 6 in Tangerang and 4 in Bekasi.

Several areas of Jakarta have been inundated following days of torrential rains which caused some of the rivers and canals whichcriss-cross the city to burst their banks.

The floods since Thursday have forced around 300,000 to take refuge to safer areas.

Australia's contribution of A$150,000 (US$117,000) would provide thousands of emergency food parcels and hygiene kits to be distributed by the Indonesian Red Cross, Ambassador Bill Farmer said in a statement.

The US embassy said it would give $100,000 in emergency assistance through the Red Cross and other organizations to provide emergency supplies and items such as plastic sheets, cooking utensils and sleeping mats.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife, Ani Yudhoyono, visited flood-affected areas in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, on Friday and talked with flood victims sheltered in the Santa Maria school compound in Jatinegara Barat.

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