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)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Malaysia unfazed by Indonesia`s rising palm oil output

Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA News) - Malaysia does not consider it a problem if Indonesia takes over its place as the world`s largest palm oil producer, local press reported Wednesday.

Indonesia obviously has a bigger plantation area compared to Malaysia, enabling it to produce more of the commodity, Malaysia`s Prime Minister Auk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said here on Tuesday.

"Indonesia potentially can produce more than us and it is up to them how they want to do it, but it does not matter to us," the New Straits Times quoted Badawi as saying.

"We are happy if our friends are doing well, make more money and become richer than us. We are happy for them," Badawi said.

Malaysia and Indonesia are the world`s top two palm oil producers.

Indonesia is expected to produce 17.4 million tons of crude palm oil by the year-end, compared with a projected production of 16.5 million tons for Malaysia.

Indonesia has a total plantation land area of 300 million hectares, of which one third are allocated for oil palm cultivation.

Out of the 100 million hectares, only 6 million are planted, mostly by Malaysian and Indonesian companies.

Malaysia in turn has used up 3.6 million hectares of its oil palm land, and only 1 million hectares are available in the states of Sabah and Sarawak.

Even though Malaysia has limited land, productivity can be doubled to 40 tons of fresh fruit bunches per hectare per year from an average 20 tons currently.

The oil extraction rate can also be raised, to 25 percent, by 2020 from an average of 20 percent currently, Xinhua reported.

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