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)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Greenpeace: time for government to back efforts to stop deforestation

Antara News, Wed, February 16 2011

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Greenpeace Southeast Asia hailed the recent news that the palmoil arm of Sinar Mas, Golden Agri-Resources, would halt the destruction of Indonesia`s forests previously caused by their operations.

"The government must back efforts like those announced today (Feb. 9) by insisting on similar standards across industries operating in forest areas," said Bustar Maitar, head of Greenpeace`s campaign to protect Indonesian forests, recently.

"This could be good news for the forests, endangered species like the orang-utan and for the Indonesian economy," he said as quoted on the Greenpeace Southeast Asia`s official website.

Bustas said protecting Indonesia`s forests was good for business, the environment and future generations of all Indonesians.

"The need for other palm oil producers to clean up their act is now pressing, for business and environmental reasons," he added.

On paper, the new commitments from Golden Agri were a major step towards ending their involvement in deforestation, he stated.

"And if they do make these changes, large areas of forests will be saved. But now they`ve actually got to implement these plans, and we`re watching closely to make sure this happens," he added.

Golden Agri`s announcement has given a huge boost to the Indonesian President`s pledge to protect forests and tackle climate change, according to him.

"And now the Indonesian Government must support this initiative by stopping any more licenses being granted for forest and peatland clearance, and by reviewing activities in areas where licenses have already been handed out," he said.

In recent years, Greenpeace revelations showing the destruction caused by Golden Agri-Resources have led to international corporations such as Unilever and Nestle canceling their contracts with the Indonesian palm oil company. However, the current move could signal the start of a shift throughout the industry, and eventually lead to full forest and peatland protection.

A key commitment by Golden Agri-Resources is a pledge not to clear `High Carbon Storage` forest. Under the company`s new plans, they have set a provisional threshold and will not be developing land which contains over 35 tonnes of carbon per hectare.

Importantly, this provisional figure is in line with figures for low carbon development recommended to the Indonesian Government by their own advisers, according to Greenpeace.

Editor: Priyambodo

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