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.

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"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)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Indonesia to rehabilitate Soeharto`s peatland project

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government is planning to rehabilitate a sprawling peatland in Central Kalimantan which was converted to agriculture during the reign of former president Suharto causing widespread environmental damage, an official said Sunday.

"We have approval, in principle, from the president to rehabilitate the 'One Million Hectare Peatland' but we still are awaiting the necessary presidential decree to start," Central Kalimantan governor Agustin Teras Narang told AFP.

He said the gradual rehabilitation of some 1.3 million hectares of peatland -- cleared as part of the Mega Rice Project launched by Suharto in 1995 to turn the peat bog into a rice-producing area -- will take three years and cost about nine trillion rupiah (983.6 million dollars.)

"The One Million Hectare Peatland Project had devastating consequences for the environment, and some of the most serious fires last year were in the peatland area," Narang said.

He was referring annual land-clearing fires for the new planting seasons started by small- and large-scale farmers and plantations.

The peat, which can reach several metres deep, as well as coal layers are difficult to extinguish and can burn for years under the surface.

The One Million Hectare Peatland Project, launched in 1995, cleared thousands of hectares of peat swamp and forests before it was brought to an early close in 1998, following a series of difficulties.

The acidic, nutrient-deficient peat soils failed to produce rice as planned.

The clearing of the peatland and the building of irrigation channels criss-crossing the area, also partially dried the peat and made the land more susceptible to fires.

Narang said the rehabilitation program aimed to return the peatland "to its initial function," and turn it into a conservation area, while maintaining part of the area for agriculture.

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