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, March 20, 2010

UI to become research center for climate change in Asia

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post | Sat, 03/20/2010 9:48 AM

The University of Indonesia (UI) may be set up as a research center for climate change in the Asia Pacific region (UI-RCCC) focusing on scientific data to support policy makers in dealing with climate change.

The final decision for the establishment of the center will be made within the next three months with researchers from 50 universities to contribute expertise to the center.

“There is an opportunity to establish the UI-RCCC to the developing country leg of proposed United University Institute for Climate Transition Innovation, whose developed country leg is proposed for establishment in Australia — likely to be hosted at Monash University,” the conference statement said.

“This would place UI-RCCC as a leading component of the UN system.”

The two-day conference opened by Vice President Boediono concluded Friday.

Climate researchers among others from China, Australia, Thailand, Japan and the US attended the seminar jointly organized by the UI and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities World Institute (AWI).

Co-chair of the international climate center, Jim Falk from the University of Melbourne, said that the center would provide Indonesia with a powerful capacity to address climate change challenges.

“It will help Indonesia on adaptation and mitigation efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions to meet targets announced by President [Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono],” he told The Jakarta Post.

The conference agreed that Indonesia had assumed the role as a global leader in emission reduction.

“Sustained research is vital to creating the capacity to implement emission reduction, already national policy,” it said.

Indonesia has promised to voluntarily cut 26 percent of emissions by 2020 with its local budget and by 41 percent if developed nations provided financial assistance.

Jatna Supriatna, co-chair of the conference, also lecturer at the University of Indonesia, said that science should be used as the basis in making emission-cut decisions.

“We hope the UI research center for climate change contributes scientific data to help the government in emission-cut targets,” Jatna, also director of the International Conservation (CI), said.

Environmental law expert from the University of Indonesia Andri Wibisana said the government needed an act or regulation specifically addressing climate change.

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