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)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thousands stay outdoors after Indonesian quake: officials

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Thousands of Indonesians rattled by a powerful quake and a series of aftershocks remained outdoors Tuesday, local officials said, as the health ministry revised the death toll down from three to one.

The 6.7-magnitude quake struck just after midnight local time Monday on Sumbawa island in the archipelago nation's east, collapsing or badly damaging hundreds of buildings.

The health ministry initially said three people were killed, but spokesman Rustam Pakaya revised the figure down to one, saying in a brief text message that the two other people believed dead had turned up alive.

He said 90 people had been injured.

Zaenal, a rescue worker in Sumbawa's Dompu district, said people in the worst affected areas there were "still staying in temporary shelters set up along roadsides or on soccer fields.

"There are about 1,000 families who stayed overnight and are still too afraid to return to their homes," he told AFP, adding that schools remained closed.

Zaenal added that the evacuees had received food aid from the local government, including instant noodles, rice, milk and baby food.

In Dompu's coastal Kilo area, many people sought shelter in the hills, fearful of potential tsunamis if more aftershocks hit, said the chief of Melaju village, Nurdin Muchtar.

"There are about 786 families still in the hills. They might still stay there tonight. If there are no more tremors today (Tuesday), they would return back home tomorrow," he said.

"We still felt very small tremors this morning," he said, adding that food aid was also being distributed to the evacuees.

Eight people seriously injured remained in hospital in Dompu town, where most of the injured had been admitted, said a doctor there, Suryani.

She said most of the town's residents remained sheltering under plastic sheets, fearing further quakes.

The government in Jakarta dispatched two officials on Monday to Sumbawa, located about 1,200 kilometres (746 miles) east of the capital between the islands of Lombok and Flores, though a minister said it appeared local governments could handle the aftermath alone.

The Indonesian archipelago sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where continental plates meet and cause frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

Indonesia was the nation worst hit by the earthquake-triggered Asian tsunami in December 2004, which killed 168,000 people in westernmost Aceh province alone.

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