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 23, 2007

Govt threatens to revoke license of Long Ping hybrid paddy seeds importer

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Agriculture Ministry has threatened to revoke PT Bangun Pusaka`s license to import hybrid paddy seeds of the Chinese Long Ping variety because the company had failed to develop the variety at home after importing the seeds for two years.

Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono said here on Friday that based on regulations, the paddy seeds importer was allowed to import the agricultural commododity only for two years after which it had to develop the variety in the country.

"But there has been no indication that the Long Ping hybrid paddy seeds importer is developing the variety. Therefore, we will revoke its license," the minister said.

He said the government granted PT Bangun Pusaka a license to import Long Ping hybrid paddy seeds from China in 2004 and the license should have expired in 2006.

However, the minister said, the government would still give a chance to the company to import the seeds this year because the government hoped the import would help its program of increasing the country`s rice production by two million tons in 2007.

"Next year, the company should start to cultivate and develop the seeds at home, or otherwise it will have its license revoked," the minister added.

The minister said on Thursday the government was not restricting the import of hybrid paddy seeds but expected that it would not exceed 50 percent of national need.

He made the statement on the sidelines of the 35th anniversary of Agriculture Day here on Thursday.

He said the national need for hybrid paddy seeds reached 5,000 tons so it was expected the import of paddy seeds would not exceed 2,500 tons.

The minister said the government had not imposed any official restriction on the import of hybrid paddy seeds by the private sector because the market absorption at home was still small.

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