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, December 5, 2008

Thousands Hectares of Forest Areas Allocated For National Park

Friday, 05 December, 2008 | 18:44 WIB 

TEMPO Interactive, Surakarta: The Forest Conservationist Association (KPH) of the state-owned forestry company PT Perhutani have been able to save the forest areas under their management from destruction. There has been no case of illegal logging found in the 33.150 hectares of forests belonging to the state. However, the KPH will reserve 4.721,6 hectares of forest concession in the Merapi and Merbabu mountain areas to the National Park Service soon.  

“We will continue planting trees in state-owned forests until 2010,” said Andriyanto, head of Public Relations and Land Affairs of the Surakarta Perhutani. The tress will be planted in all forests in the former Surakarta Palace grounds. 

He stressed that there has been no downsizing of areas in state-owned forests under his responsibility throughout 2008. Forest areas will decline naturally, but because the forestry concession was given to the National Park Service. “The only thing that will decline is the size of forests that we manage,” he said. Meanwhile, the total size of the forest in general will stay the same. 

In fact, according to Andriyanto, that was the original plan. The state concession hand-over was based on Forestry Minister Decree in 2004, when Mohammad Prakoso was still in charge. “However, the plan can only be realized now,” he said. 

The forests which will be managed by the National Park include 6.110 hectares of forest in Mount Merapi area, and 5.725 hectares in Mount Merbabu. “So far, the forests have been managed by the Surakarta and North Kedu associations,” he said. 

The utilization of the forests will need the authority of the National Park. “However, I don’t think there will be any forest conversion, particularly when the forests are likely to become a conservation area,” Andriyanto said. 


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