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, April 10, 2007

S. Koreans re-green Bogor forests

Theresia Sufa, The Jakarta Post, Bogor

The South Korean ambassador Lee Sun Jin observed his country's Tree Planting Day in Bogor last week, accompanied by members of the Korean community and students from the Korea International School.

The group planted some 2,000 seedlings in the 186-hectare Hambang Forest Park in Bogor regency, which is managed by the state plantation company Perhutani.

Lee said his country often suffered from floods and landslides caused by deforestation.

"This forest park is a symbol of our livelihood ... we have to work to make it a deep jungle. We want to hold events like this every year," he said.

The national day, which falls on April 5, is observed to commemorate a 1955 reforestation project to replace forests destroyed in the Korean war of the early 1950s.

Lee said Korean forests were protected by strict conservation laws.

"Before, in the 1980s, each hectare of productive forest produced only 10 cubic meters of timber. But now (one hectare) can produce up to 80 cubic meters.

"Only four million out of a total 10 million hectares of Korean forest is productive while the remaining area is pristine. We have no illegal logging problems. But we are afraid of forest fires," he added.

Also at the event was Forestry Minister MS Kaban, who said the tree-planting project showed the South Korean government's concern with protecting Indonesia's forests.

In 2006, both countries established a research and seedling center in Bogor and developed productive forests in Indonesia.

"To accommodate the community, we expect the forest park's management to provide a bigger area than the current 1.5 hectares set aside for tree planting," Kaban said.

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