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.

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"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)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Group to propose bill on indigenous people’s rights

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 08/11/2010 10:01 AM

Activists say they will plan to submit a draft bill on the rights of indigenous peoples to the House of Representatives by Aug. 20.

“Aside from the draft bill, we will present legislators with legal reviews, academic analysis, and summaries of issues related to Indonesia’s indigenous peoples,” Mahir Takaka, director of economic and socio-cultural programs for the Alliance of Archipelagic Indigenous People told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

The alliance was in the process of finalizing a draft bill before formally asking legislators to approve it in 2011, Mahir said.

“We presented the draft bill to the House on Nov. 11, 2009. We are still consolidating input from other communities and are documenting their recommendations and concerns,” Mahir added.

“The input will be included in the draft bill,” Mahir said, adding that legislators had promised to prioritize the bill’s deliberation as part of the 2010-2014 national legislative agenda.

It would be the nation’s first bill to recognize and protect the rights of indigenous peoples. The bill proposes that the government and business sector are required to acknowledge and protect indigenous land rights, existing rights to natural resources, traditional laws and institutions, local knowledge and traditional social and cultural practices.

“The current laws, such as the 1999 Forestry Law and the 2007 Management of Coastal Territories and Small Islands Law only vaguely address indigenous issues,” Mahir said, adding that these laws did not provide sufficient protection for marginalized traditional communities.

The alliance is competing with a similar bill drafter by the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) Committee I, which Mahir believes does not adequately accommodate the aspirations of traditional communities.

“The draft bill circulated by the DPD committee needs revision because it doesn’t clearly define what indigenous communities actually are, nor does it consider the current state of customary land rights and philosophical perspectives,” Mahir said.

According to the alliance, Indonesia is home to between 50 and 70 million indigenous people, which is the largest indigenous population in Asia. Most live in remote forest areas and are often in conflict with authorities and businesses due to lack of formal rights.

Indonesia has ratified the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, but has yet to demonstrate its commitment in its national policies, alliance secretary-general Abdon Nababan said.

“The amended Constitution says the state recognizes and respects customary communities and their traditional rights. On this basis, the country must provide a legal umbrella that protects such communities and their wellbeing,” Abdon said on Aug. 9, at the commemoration of the International Day of World Indigenous Peoples held at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) in East Jakarta. (tsy)

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