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)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Indonesia takes on illegal logging, Saturday, 28 April 2007

Three Indonesian provinces have committed to measures to limit logging in their vast tropical rainforests and help the growing international battle against deforestation.

Ten percent of the world’s tropical rainforest lies in Indonesia, much of that in the provinces of Aceh in the West of the archipelago and Papua and West Papua in the East.

Their provincial governors have agreed at a World Bank initiated meeting that they would clamp down on illegal logging and take steps toward a sustainable forestry industry.

Aceh will impose a moratorium on all logging while a review of the forestry industry was carried out. Papua will revoke all licences of logging companies that cannot prove their operations contribute to sustainable forest management.

The recruitment of thousands more forest rangers and the use of helicopters will be part of the provinces’ response.

"We are determined to implement environmentally friendly policies, sustainable development and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions," Reuters reports the governors saying.

Environmental groups have estimated that 80 per cent of timber sourced from Indonesia is illegally logged in a $US4 billion annual trade that wipes out 2 million hectares of tropical forest every year.

Some environmentalists express scepticism about developing countries’ stated commitments to stop illegal logging. They say they have failed in the past in places like Indonesia where a vast and poor population is spread over thousands of islands, making law enforcement very difficult.

Indonesia is one of a number of developing countries campaigning for rich countries to pay for protecting their forests, which are vitally important on a global scale as carbon dioxide sinks.

Australia, anxious to court its near-neighbour politically and economically, recently committed $160 million to kick-start an international initiative to stop deforestation. Most of the Australian money would be spent in Indonesia.

Reuters, Environmental News Service, Environmental Investigation Agency 27/4/07

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