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, June 5, 2010

Logging Firms Accused of Intimidating Journalists

Jakarta Globe, Fidelis E Satriastanti& Ismira Lutfia, June 04, 2010

Journalists reporting on environmental damage within logging concessions are often bullied by the companies’ security teams, who hold sway over the scant police presence in such areas. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)

Ineffective law enforcement and heavy-handed tactics by logging companies are the main causes of the intimidation suffered by journalists when reporting on logging in remote areas, press activists said on Friday.

Margiyono, advocacy coordinator for the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), told the Jakarta Globe that journalists reporting on environmental damage within logging concessions were often bullied by the companies’ security teams, who held sway over the scant police presence in such areas.

“The police have virtually no authority there,” which leaves the logging companies in effective control of security, he said.

Hendrayana, chairman of the Jakarta-based Legal Aid Foundation for the Press (LBH Pers), told the Globe his group had received seven reports so far this year of intimidation of journalists reporting on deforestation, mostly in Sumatra.

In a statement released on Thursday to mark World Environment Day, Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said: “Attacks on journalists and bloggers who try to cover any kind of environmental damage are growing steadily all over the world, but those who investigate industrial pollution or the destruction of forests are particularly exposed.”

It released an investigative report on such incidents in Indonesia, Argentina, El Salvador, Gabon, India, Azerbaijan, China and Morocco.

In the latest incident in Indonesia, Ahmadi, a reporter for the Harian Aceh newspaper, was allegedly assaulted on May 21 by an intelligence officer from the Simeuleu District Military Command. Ahmadi had previously reported on allegations that military personnel were complicit in illegal logging in the area.

Mukhtaruddin Yakub, chairman of AJI Banda Aceh, told the Globe that Ahmadi had been scheduled to testify before the Military Police on Friday but was “traumatized about having to seeing the soldiers” and had requested a postponement of the hearing. He said Ahmadi would undergo counseling before testifying.

Hendrayana said local police were unresponsive to journalists’ complaints about such treatment, and only investigated if there was pressure from the public or advocates. “It’s not just a case of one journalist; it’s about ensuring journalists’ safety in doing their work,” he said.

Reporters Without Borders said: “Behind each of these threats and attacks there were big corporations, criminal gangs or government officials who had been corrupted by money from mining or logging.”

The group’s report cited journalists in Sumatra, Jambi and Riau who said that “leading companies managed to suppress most critical articles by applying pressure or paying local journalists ‘subsidies.’ ”

Rudi Kurniawansyah, a contributor to the national Media Indonesia newspaper, backed the claim that firms continually attempted to bribe reporters for favorable coverage. “Whenever there’s a raid on illegal logging, the police try to cozy up to the reporters,” he said.

Rudi said this differed starkly from their manhandling of foreign journalists covering a Greenpeace sit-in of a logging site in the Kampar Peninsula in Riau.

In that incident last November, Raimondo Bultrini, an Italian reporter for La Repubblica newspaper, and a journalist identified as Kumkum from India’s Hindustan Times were taken in for questioning by local police who alleged they did not have proper documents. They were released the same day.

Forest Network Rescue Riau (Jikalahari) activist Susanto Kurniawan said the intimidation was often as blatant as theft.

“After I reported to the Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] about possible graft at 14 companies implicated in illegal logging back in 2007, I lost my suitcase,” he said. “It was filled with original documents [supporting my case], and I haven’t recovered it since.”

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