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 4, 2010

WWF: RI should fight for comprehensive REDD+ agreement

Antara News, Saturday, December 4, 2010 15:33 WIB

Cancun-Mexico (ANTARA News) - World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Indonesia expects the Indonesian delegation at the climate change conference in Cancun to fight for a comprehensive agreement on reducing emission from deforestation and degradation (REDD+), a spokesman said.

"In the negotiations, Indonesia should push for a comprehensive agreement on REDD+, an agreement that doesn`t differentiate between the preparatory phase and implementation phase," said Nyoman Iswarayoga, WWF-Indonesia?s director of climate and energy program, in a statement to ANTARA on Friday (Dec 3)

The negotiations at Cancun are held within the scope of 16th Conference of the Parties (COP) in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that began on November 29 and will run until December 10, 2010.

Iswarayoga said that a comprehensive REDD+ agreement and its implementation were
decisive because they relate to the funding of the program as well as the parties interested in funding it. WWF-Indonesia expected the 16th COP will result in a concrete agreement on REDD+.

"The discussions on REDD+ ran well at the previous climate summit so that now at Cancun all we need to do is to call for more focused negotiations on REDD+," Iswarayoga said.

He said that during the discussion on mitigation in he Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA), the REDD+ issue became the most progressive as there had been many compromises so that the remaining issues only concerned the wording.

The parties have agreed on several key issues, he said, including the "safeguarding," the structure of REDD+ , from its preparatory phase up to implementation phase and the potency on the implementation.

Despite the progress, there had also been difficult issues such as the sensitive aspects of REDD markets and the "offset" mechanism on which no agreement had been reached, Iswarayoga added.

REDD+ market issue relate to the voluntary market scheme where carbon credit produced by an executor of REDD+ program is purchased by the third parties, like states, regional governments or companies in voluntary manners.

Carbon credit purchased by a third party in the voluntary market scheme will not be used to offset the commitment of Annex-1 countries to reduce their green house gas emissions.

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