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)

Friday, September 7, 2007

KPC wins 2007 sustainability award

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

In recognition of its transparency in reporting and commitment to social-environmental sustainability, Indonesia's biggest coal mining firm, PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), was presented with the 2007 sustainability award at the third annual Indonesian Sustainability Report Awards (ISRA) on Thursday.

Previous winner and automotive kingpin PT Astra International Tbk took second place this year, while new entrant PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper took both the Best Social & Environmental Reporting and the Best Website awards.

The awards, which were this year held in conjunction with the second Sustainable Enterprise Performance Conference (SEPC 2007), which closes today, consist of five categories: Best Sustainability Reporting, Best Environmental and Social Reporting, Best Environmental Reporting, Best Social Reporting, and Best Website.

State-owned coal miner PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam took second place in the Social and Environmental Reporting category, while another state mining firm, PT Aneka Tambang, took the award for Best Environmental Reporting, with PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Tbk coming second in this category.

Indonesia's largest telecoms firm, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) and its main competitor, Indosat, came first and second, respectively, in the Social Reporting category.

Special commendations for first-time participants were awarded to PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper, PT International Nickel Indonesia and PT Timah.

Seventeen state-owned enterprises and private companies participated this year at the event, yet only 11 were selected for consideration by a 14-strong panel of judges representing multiple stakeholders.

These include the State Ministry for the Environment, the Capital Market Supervisory Agency, the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSX), the Indonesian Center for Sustainable Development, the Indonesian Business Link, and the Corporate Forum for Community Development.

The winners were selected after a careful evaluation of their 2006 annual reports, including reports on socio-environmental sustainability, interviews, and corporate social responsibility-compliant company websites.

The ISRAs were first organized in 2005 by the Indonesian Institute of Accountants (IAI-KAM), with the aim of affording recognition to institutions that routinely report and publish their environmental, social or integrated sustainability practices.

The awards are also intended to encourage reporting, increase corporate accountability and emphasize corporate responsibilities to key stakeholders, and to heighten awareness of corporate transparency and disclosure issues.

The IAI-KAM, an independent professional organization of management accountants established in 1987, has been actively involved in promoting sustainability management and CSR reporting among Indonesia companies and universities since 2004.

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