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)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bulog chief says RI to export rice not for "showing off"

Banda Aceh (ANTARA News) - National Logistics Agency (Bulog) Chief Mustafa Abubakar said Indonesia would export rice not for "showing off" its rice self-sufficnecy but because it had to dispose of a rice production surplus.

"We will export rice not to show off nor for any political purpose but because domestic rice production in 2008 was rather good and has resulted in a surplus," Abubakar said here on Monday.

The Bulog chief was here to attend a working meeting on rice procurement in all provinces in Sumatra. He said the government was planning to export rice also in an effort to keep the domestic rice price stable.

"If the rice surplus is not exported, there will be an over supply in the market, and then its price will fall. Though some of the production is exported national rice stocks will remain stable," he said.

Since 2008, Indonesia has stopped importing rice because Bulog was able to buy up 3.2 million tons of domestic farmers` rice. In 2007, Indonesia was still importing rice from Vietnam and Thailand at a volume of 1.3 million tons.

"By stopping rice imports, the government was able to save Rp15 trillion. Most of these funds is now flowing to farmers in villages. In the past, the funds flowed to farmers in Vietnam and Thailand," the Bulog said.

Abubakar said the government was planning to begin rice exports in March 2009. It was believed that the export would not affect stocks at home because the rice to be exported was number one quality rice.

For stocks procurement at home, Bulog had set a target of 3.8 million tons. "We are optimistic that procurement for 2009 will reach 3.8 million tons," he said.

Therefore, he said, it was hoped no protracted droughts, floods and pest attacks would happen this year that could affect rice plants during the planting season.

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