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)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Spotting of Rare Sumatran Tiger With Cubs 'Cause for Celebration': Environmentalists

A Biblical Zoo employee plays with Sylvester, an 8-week-old Sumatran tiger cub, in Jerusalem. Conservationists were excited to see a Sumatran tiger with cubs in the wild captured on video, a sign that the endangered species were continuing to breed. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Images of a female Sumatran tiger and her two cubs have been captured by video cameras installed in the jungle of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Thursday.

It was the first time that the WWF has recorded evidence of tiger breeding in central Sumatra, giving researchers new insight into the endangered animal’s behaviour, the group said.

The film, captured a month after the cameras were installed deep inside tiger habitat, showed all three tigers approaching the camera, sniffing it and walking away.

“This footage of a mother with two cubs that seem to be healthy is cause for celebration,” Barney Long, WWF tiger scientist, said in a statement.

“But the challenge is to ensure a future for these cubs - and the rest of the world’s remaining wild tigers,” he said.

There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in Indonesia and they are under relentless pressure from poaching and clearing of their habitat, the WWF said.

Long said there might be only as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild around the world.

The WWF launched a yearlong campaign this year to stop the disappearance of tigers across Asia and double the number of wild tigers by 2022.

The group has also urged international paper companies and palm oil plantations operating on Sumatra to help protect forests under their control that are home to tigers and other endangered species.

“When these cubs are old enough to leave their mother, which will be soon, they will have to find their own territory,” Long said.

“Where will they go?” he asked. “With so much deforestation and poaching in Sumatra, tigers have a very hard time avoiding encounters with people.”

Infrared-triggered camera traps are activated upon sensing body heat in their path. They have become an important tool in identifying which areas of the forest are used by tigers and to identify individual animals to monitor the population, the WWF said.


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