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)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Indonesian Conservationists Release 3 Orangutans Into the Wild

Jakarta Globe, Fidelis E. Satriastanti, April 25, 2012

Casey was one of the orangutans released on Tuesday in the Kehje
Sewen forest in East Kalimantan. (Photo courtesy of BOSF)

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Conservationists have released three more orangutans into the wild in East Kalimantan, the third such release this year.

The three endangered primates — Casey, Lesan and Mail — were flown by helicopter from the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Reintroduction and Rehabilitation Program in Samboja subdistrict, run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, to the Kehje Sewen forest straddling East Kutai and Kutai Kartanegara districts.

Before their release at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, they were placed in a cage overnight to adapt to the new environment, the BOSF said in a statement on Wednesday.

The release was attended by several senior government officials, including Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan, Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya and Hatta Rajasa, the coordinating minister for the economy.

The three orangutans were the first batch of six orangutans from East Kalimantan scheduled to be released in April and May. The other three orangutans — Abbie, Hamzah and Berlian — will be released next month.

The BOSF plans to release 30 orangutans this year and next from the Samboja Lestari rehabilitation center. It has already released 15 orangutans from its rehabilitation center in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan — four in February and 11 in March — into the Batikap protected forest in Murung Raya district.

The foundation plans to release a total of 40 orangutans from Nyaru Menteng.

There are still 160 orangutans at Samboja Lestari waiting to be released back into the wild, and at least 70 others that cannot be released because of illness or injuries, or waiting for available land for a suitable habitat.

“If there is sufficient land for them, the target to release all the orangutans from the rehabilitation center by 2015 can be achieved,” said Aschta Boestani Tajudin, the Samboja Lestari program manager.

The 2015 target date, she added, is in line with the Orangutan Conservation Action Plan 2007-17, announced in 2007 by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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