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, March 8, 2009

Endangered tigers remain on the prowl in Jambi

Jon Afrizal, The Jakarta Post, Jambi | Fri, 03/06/2009 1:53 PM

Tigers have struck once again in the district of Jambi on Wednesday, with an unidentified resident being mauled to death by a wild animal.

This incident brings the total number of attacks in the border area between Jambi and South Sumatra to 10, with only one victim surviving their severe injuries.

The Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) and the Muarojambi Police said they will soon place traps to catch the tigers as the situation had gone far enough and caused too much death already.

Muarojambi Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Tedjo Dwikora said his office had coordinated with Jambi BKSDA head Didy Wurdjanto to seek a way out to solve the problem and they mutually agreed to re-install traps.

Unlike last time, the traps will be placed outside the forest area because they are not allowed to place them in areas deemed natural habitats for the tigers.

The Muarojambi regency administration said it had made efforts to address this problem, but the Jambi BKSDA had rejected its proposal to hunt the tigers because it was against the law.

"The regent has taken the moves and coordinated with the local police chief, but they obstructed the law," said Muarojambi regency secretary Syaifuddin Anang.

The administration has also urged residents to stay on alert and avoid clearing forest areas because they are the natural habitat of tigers.

Head of the BKSDA team assigned to trace the tigers, Nurazman, said he had not yet figured out the tigers' movement. The team had been unable to venture any further into the forest since they evacuated the two victims previously attacked by the tigers.

"We are also restricted by our number of personnel," he said.

So far there have been no new reports of tigers actually wandering into plantation areas or villagers, but patrol teams are still conducting observations in the area.

"We have not yet received any new reports. We are urging residents to be more alert and for team members to remain on standby there," said Nurazman.

Jambi Governor Zulkifli Nurdin called for illegal logging activities in Petaling village, Sungai Gelam district to cease and vowed to continue working with police to solve the issue.

"I will speak with the Jambi police chief to stop illegal logging in the area and prevent loggers from entering the area," he said.

He said the latest case was different from those which had occurred in Kumpeh, as in Petaling the victims were illegal loggers.

"Until recently we had not encountered problems with tigers, but now they are furious because their habitats are being destroyed," said Zulkifli.

Meanwhile Forestry Minister M.S. Kaban said illegal logging had driven tigers into plantation areas and human settlements in search of food.

"We cannot blame the tigers alone. They would not leave their habitat if food was readily available there. They would also naturally be distraught if their homes were disturbed," said Kaban recently.

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