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)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tourism Threatens Mount Tangkuban Parahu

Saturday, 07 February, 2009 | 07:39 WIB 

TEMPO Interactive, Bandung:An integrated tourism area to be developed PT Graha Rani Putra Persada (GRPP) in Mount Tangkuban Parahu, West Java will cause increased damages to the northern part of Bandung. "The forest land will be converted because they plan to build permanent buildings like cottages in conservation areas," said West Java's Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI) executive-director, Muhammad Hendarsyah, in Bandung yesterday. 

The statement was linked to the license issued by Forestry minister M.S. Kaban to PT GRPP Jakarta on August 2007 to manage 175 hectares of conservation land in Mount Gunung Parahu and 75 hectares of protected forests around it. Earlier, the West Java administration regarded Kaban's decision as a procedural violation because the region had not yet issued its recommendation. 

But Minister Kaban assured that the license he signed was in line with procedures. He also denied that the license was given because GRPP Putra Kaban CEO was a close relative. "If there was family connection, we would still issue the license according to procedures. So, don't assume too much," he said. 

According to Kaban, the license was intended to improve Tangkuban Parahu national park. "Why is it an issue when the aim is to improve it?" he asked. Putra Kaban, also a lawyer, could not be reached for his comment. 

Since the 1980s, the West Java administration has been issuing a variety of regulations to maintain northern Bandung's conservation area. However, Hendarsyah said, the condition of the area kept declining as the green spaces keeps being converted to settlements and commercial areas. 

When Tempo visited the site last week, the Jayagiri forest and Mount Tangkuban Parahu areas looked ravaged. Old pine trees had been cut down by villagers to be used as logs and remnants of charred wood were strewn around. A number of areas had even been turned into plantations, reportedly illegal. 

Hendarsyah claimed that the license for PT GRPP was an intervention of the central government in local administration business. "We have a clear policy on the North Bandungarea, especially regarding its protected areas. Now the central government wants to interfere in managing tourism there," he said. 

Around 79 percent of North Bandung consists of protected forest areas, the rest, from Wanayasa Purwakarta to West Manglayang Barat, Bandung regency are mostly production forests. 

"There must buildings in protected forest areas, except for tourism sites, because the area is divided into zones that are protected and those that are allocated for commercial use," he said. 

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