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)

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Govt to set up PT PEN to achieve food self-sufficient

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government is planning to set up PT Pangan Energi Nusantara (PEN) to enable Indonesia to become self-sufficient in food especially in rice as well as to empower its farmers` economy.

"The plan is based on a strong will to improve the country`s food resilience by empowering the farmers` economy," State Enterprises Minister Sugiarto said after a visit to the country`s biggest rice mill belonging to PT Jatisari Srirejeki in Jatisari village, Cikampek district, on Saturday.

More than 65 years after the nation gained independence, the fate of Indonesian farmers had remained unchanged while Indonesia, in fact, had become more and more dependent on imported rice to meet its people`s need, Sugiarto noted.

Although Indonesian soil was fertile, its food resilience was still low and this was one of Indonesia`s big problems, he said.

Therefore, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was giving top priority to efforts designed to raise domestic rice production to a level of two million tons so that dependence on imported rice could be reduced, the minister said.

"We, from several relevant ministries will discuss this program to help empower farmers` economy in a sustainable manner like what has been applied in Malaysia and Thailand," he said.

To make the plan run smoothly later, Sugiarto was trying to involve the National Logistics Agency (Bulog), Sang Hyang Sri, Pertani, BRI, domestic fertilizer producers, Askindo and Jasa Tirta as stakeholders in PT PEN.

"On Monday (Jan 8) some relevant ministries and agencies will discuss this plan to enable the country to become self-sufficient in food," he added.

PT PEN`s activitieis would have to do with efforts to provide financial assistance as it can act as a facilitator for farmers seeking capital beside providing agricultural information and consulting services , quality seeds and fertilizer to farmers.

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