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, June 9, 2007

Forest communities recruited to prevent illegal logging

The Jakarta Post, Bogor

The school of forestry at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and conservation group Telapak have signed an agreement to prevent illegal logging by bringing into the fray local communities living in forested regions.

Communities based in and around forestlands will be supervised under a cooperative to ensure they are no longer exploited by local mafia groups, who task villagers with cutting trees without informing them that the activity is illegal.

To prevent this, Telapak has launched the "From Illegal Logging to Community Logging" program, which will promote forestland conservation and the participation of local communities.

"Community logging can be defined as forest management in woods and forest reserves and constitutes an environmental service. It is conducted in accordance with any government regulation under the Forestry Ministry. Therefore, it is legal," Telapak chairman Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto said Thursday at a ceremony marking the agreement with IPB.

Community logging can take any one of the many forms allowed by forestry laws and other regulations such as under social, community and tribal forestry schemes.

The community logging pilot program has already proven successful in South Konawea, Southeast Sulawesi, where 8,000 illegal loggers have become community loggers under a cooperative.

"I believe that this program can eliminate illegal logging 100 percent," Ruwindrijarto said optimistically.

Didik Suharjito, forestry management department head at IPB, said Indonesia requires the contribution of local communities to manage its forests.

"That is why IPB wants to build a strong foundation that will enable communities to manage forests well," Didik said, adding that the institute would send academicians and students to aid local communities.

Telapak has also reached an agreement with the Indonesian Handicraft and Furniture Industry Association which will provide community loggers with a market to expand into.

The illegal logging of Indonesia's forest reserves is believed to have resulted in the denuding of tens of millions of hectares of forestland.

The country is estimated to have lost 72 percent of its 123.35 million ha of forests.

Greenpeace has applied to the Guinness Book of World Records to have Indonesia included for having had the fastest rate of deforestation in the world between 2000 and 2005.

At the present rate of deforestation, some experts have predicted that the country's forests will vanish within 15 years.

The government has earmarked Rp 4.1 trillion (US$465 million) from the 2007 state budget to rehabilitate 59.2 million ha of damaged forestland throughout Indonesia.

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