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, December 26, 2009

Ministry Offers Indonesia's Forests for Investment

The Jakarta Globe, Arti Ekawati

The Ministry of Forestry is offering 44.3 million hectares of forest for industrial development and hopes to bring in more than Rp 1.6 trillion ($170 million) in revenue.

Hadi Daryanto, the director general of forest production at the ministry, said the forest areas will be available between 2010 and 2014. Developers will be able to use the land for plantations, logging or eco-tourism.

“Information about the areas can be seen on the ministry’s official Web site if investors are interested in developing the forest area,” Hadi said.

There are about 150 million hectares of forest across the country, with 36.8 million hectares earmarked for industrial use.

In 2008, the government received Rp 2.5 trillion of non-tax revenue from forest concessionaires and other companies in the forestry sector. In 2009, the government only targeted Rp 2.3 trillion because of the economic crisis.

Hadi added that investment in the forestry sector has a bright future, especially as it can help to reduce carbon emissions. He cited South Korea’s plan to build a wood-chip factory in Central Kalimantan. These chips can be used as a raw material for producing paper or as a substitute for coal.

South Korea is trying to replace 5 percent of its coal consumption with wood chips. The South Koreans are searching for overseas sites where they can plant the acacia other eucalyptus trees that are needed to make these chips.

South Korean Ambassador Kim Ho-young said Indonesia is a good place to start investing in the forestry sector. He encouraged cooperation between South Korean and Indonesian companies in planting trees.

“If South Korean and Indonesian companies work well together, this will become a good model for companies from other countries to invest in Indonesia,” Kim said.

Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan plans to plant one billion trees starting next year to help reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent by 2020.

The minister has launched a program called “one man, one tree”, which encourages citizens to plant at least one tree during their lifetime.

“However, aiming to reduce emissions, the president asked me to increase the amount of trees into one billion trees to be planted in one year starting 2010,” Zulkifli said. The trees are expected to be planted in one million hectares of dry land across the country.

The ministry will also a launch monitoring, reporting and verification system, using a satellite data system, to supervise the planting of trees during the program.

The monitoring program will cost Rp 15,000 per hectare.

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