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, October 19, 2008

Lampung farmers complain about price drop

Bandar Lampung, (ANTARA News) - Farmers at Lampung province`s cultivation center complained about the drop in prices of their crops such as coconut palm oil, rubber, coffee and cocoa as the global financial crisis has presumably affected export commodities. 

Several farmers including traders of plantation products in Lampung wished that the prices of Lampung`s export commodities would recover, as production costs especially the prices of fertilizer and other general farming tools have been increasing. 

The farmers at Tulang Bawang district, Lampung, rely on rubber plantation, local farmers at Way district cultivate CPO, and several other districts in Lampung combine the cultivation of rubber, coffee, cocoa and oil palm. 

Due to the price drop, farmers had imagined big losses they would suffer while it was still uncertain when the prices would recover. 

Hadi, a rubber farmer at Tulang Bawang, said the rubber price from the public plantation was around Rp4.000-Rp5.000 per kilogram, a drastic decrease from the price between Rp10.000-Rp12.000 per kg. 

Several CPO farmers at Way Kanan district also complained about the same thing as the price was around Rp400-Rp500 per Kg, or dropped from the previous normal price. 

Coffee and Cacao farmers at Tanggamus district, South Lampung and Pesawaran also complained about the decline in the export commodity prices. 

The farmers said tens of millions had been spent for the cultivation and production in every hectare. 

With the drop in the crop prices, they were estimated to suffer losses. 

Besides purely run by farmers, the cultivation of the local export commodities was also supported by several Lampung administration officials, civil servants and other members of the local society. 

The population of Bandarlampung city consisted of the government officials, entrepreneurs and legislators. Many of them also dealt with rubber, cocoa, CPO and coffee plantations in the districts of South Lampung, Tulang Bawang, West Lampung, Tanggamus, Way Kanan and other areas in the province.

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