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)

Monday, May 7, 2007

Two die and four missing as flashfloods hit Parigi Moutong

Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Parigi Moutong

Flashfloods hit Parigi Moutong regency in South Sulawesi in the early hours of Sunday, killing two and injuring another, with four more people reported missing.

The waters also damaged hundreds of houses and inundated hundreds of hectares of agricultural land.

The regency administration report that they two dead were Juluhi, 50, and Zulkifli, 45. The injured victim, Amrina, 40, is being treated at Pariku Moutong Hospital.

Missing are Adnan, 45, his wife Arida, 40, and their two children Janrah and Dharma. A landslide is believed to have swamped their home and residents and officials are now searching the area.

Heavy rain stopped the search effort at about noon, with police concerned more flashfloods would hit the area.

"The heavy rainfall forced us to temporarily halt the search and rescue activities," Parigi Moutong Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Muhammad Kilat said.

Parigi Moutong Regent Longky Djanggola said that his officers had evacuated 224 families from Petapa village, where many houses were destroyed by the floods, to safer areas.

"We've evacuated the residents who lost their houses," Longky told The Jakarta Post.

Longky further said that the flashfloods hit five villages, Petapa, Olaya and Baliara in Parigi district, and Lemusa in South Parigi district, as well as Bantaya at Parigi Moutong district.

According to Longky, Sunday's flood was only the second to hit the area and the first since 1973, when six people were killed.

He said he believed the floods were caused by excessive logging in the surrounding forest by local residents bribed by wealthy businessmen.

He said that residents did not know why they should stop felling the trees and it continued because they were paid large amounts of money to do so.

"This is difficult to wipe out," he said.

Longky suggested that regency encourage those involved in illegal logging to stop and invite them to become police themselves.

"As soon as you see people involved in illegal logging, report it to the authorities and we will together catch the perpetrators," he said.

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