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, July 12, 2007

WFP Warns 13 Million Indonesian Children Are Hungry

Wednesday, 11 July, 2007 | 16:31 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: The World Food Programme (WFP) has stated that famine conditions involving Indonesian children are very pitiable.

Every day, said Anthony Banbury, WFP's Director for Asia, it is estimated that there are 13 million children in Indonesia who are hungry.

“This number is still extremely high,” he said during an aid donation event by American food provider company, Cargill, at the office of the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare, yesterday (10/7).

This condition, said Banbury, is highly related to poverty problems in Indonesia and a lot of families are unable to buy nutritious food.

In addition, disaster factors, such as the tsunami in Aceh and conflicts in many areas, have also influenced famine problem.

Droughts and shortages of clean water have also played roles.

“Different areas, different causes,” said Banbury.

Dipayan Bhattacharyya, Head of the WFP Analysis, Mapping, Monitoring and Crisis Evaluation Unit, who was contacted by Tempo, said that 13 million was the number resulting from the survey carried out by the Central Statistics Bureau (BPS) in 2005.

Most hunger cases happen in Eastern Indonesia including West Nusa Tenggara, Madura and Maluku.

“In Java, the number is smaller,” he said.

Conditions in Indonesia, said Dipayan, are far worse compared to Singapore and Malaysia.

In those two countries, the hunger levels are quite low.

However, Indonesia is still better compared to Cambodia and Laos.

Banburry and Dipayan said that the government has in fact already been quite serious in handling hunger problems.

The government, said Dipayan, recently tried to increase regional governments' capacity to continue monitoring hunger cases.

According to Banburry, the private sector is also needed to play a role in order to overcome hunger problems.

During the event, Cargill handed over US$3 million of aid for three years to help provide healthy food for 30,000 elementary school students in Madura and Bogor.


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