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)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Jakarta beats neighbors at cleanliness awards

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

It may be a shock to some readers, but Jakarta's five municipalities have won the Adipura award, the country's only environmental prize for the cleanest and greenest cities Wednesday.

But the dirtiest cities in the annual competition, which was organized by the State Ministry for the Environment, were Jakarta's neighbors -- Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi.

The capital's main thoroughfare, Jl. Sudirman in Central Jakarta, won the urban facility category, judged to be the best street in the country.

In addition, the Jakarta administration received an award out of all the provinces for the best written annual report on the environment.

However, the capital failed to receive the Adiwiyata award for clean schools, which was awarded to a state elementary school in Sukabumi, West Java.

The trophy for Adipura winners was handed over by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday, while the winners of Adiwiyata award and the environmental report award were announced by environment minister Rachmat Witoelar at the Hotel Sahid.

Rachmat said Jakarta's success could set a good example for the environmental efforts of the city's neighbors.

"Neighboring cities need to learn about how Jakarta treats its environment," he said.

Jakarta has long accused neighboring cities of damaging its environment. This is despite the fact that Jakarta dumps more than 6,000 tons of garbage in Bantar Gebang, Bekasi, every day.

Rachmat said the scoring system for the Adipura awards had been tightened after more administrations joined the program.

"There are now 362 cities ... joining this year's Adipura awards, compared to only 59 cities in 2002," he said.

The award looks at factors such as waste management and green areas to determine the winners.

The Adipura award requires administrations to promote composting efforts in areas such as schools, traditional markets, hotels, terminals and restaurants.

Mohammad Helmy, one of the Adipura judges and the ministry's deputy assistant for small scale enterprises and domestic waste pollution control, said Jakarta had done the best job of treating the organic waste.

"We've also seen the Jakarta administration's seriousness about increasing green and open spaces, for example by converting Menteng park into some of the city's green space," he said.

The city currently has only 5,911 hectares of green space, around 9 percent of the capital's total land area. This is far less than 30 percent stipulated by the Spatial Planning Law.

The administration is aiming for 9,156 hectares, or around 13.94 percent of Jakarta's area, as green space by 2010.

Governor Sutiyoso handed the Adipura awards to each of Jakarta's mayors before launching a victory parade through the capital.

"This is a great achievement and I am thankful to all the mayors who succeeding in leading their people to a live a clean life," said Sutiyoso said.

Jakarta's municipalities, with the exception of East Jakarta, also received the award last year.

"This is a precious gift, but I am not satisfied until all the rivers flowing through Jakarta are clean," said Sutiyoso, whose term will end in October.

"We have to maintain our cleanliness so the awards won't go to other cities."

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