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)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Indonesia to triple rice seed budget to lift output

Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:12am EDT

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to spend 6 trillion rupiah ($651 million) this year to provide farmers with rice seeds, including high-yielding hybrid varieties, to boost output, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Saturday.

Authorities in Indonesia have been trying to take measures to cushion the impact of soaring food prices, particularly for the staple rice, amid concerns over social cohesion in the world's fourth most populous country.

Farmers harvest paddy in Gowa regency of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province April 24, 2008. Indonesia plans to spend 6 trillion rupiah ($651 million) this year to provide farmers with rice seeds, including high-yielding hybrid varieties, to boost output, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said on Saturday. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

"The use of hybrid rice should continue, so we will be able to meet demand," Kalla was quoted by the state Antara news agency as saying. The amount allocated this year is triple last year's budget.

Indonesia has long sought to become self-sufficient in rice, but experts say this has been hampered by a lack of high-yield seeds and fertilizer.

The government also planned to allocate 11 trillion rupiah this year to subsidize fertilizer prices, said Kalla, who was in South Sulawesi.

The vice president said that by lifting output Indonesia could go some way to becoming a rice exporter.

For decades, Indonesia has been importing rice as output has not been sufficient to meet spikes in demand during disasters or when crops fail.

Indonesian rice production is expected to be more than 34 million tonnes this year, or about 2 million tonnes higher than domestic demand.

Many Asian countries are looking for ways to address a near tripling in the price of the world benchmark, Thai 100 percent B grade wide rice, which was triggered when exporting nations curbed shipments to cool domestic inflation.

Indonesia has also started to crack down on rice smuggling along its borders, Trade Minister Mari Pangestu told Reuters in an interview this week, and is providing temporary subsidies for the poor, equivalent to 50,000 rupiah ($5.43) a month.

(Reporting by Telly Nathalia; Editing by Ed Davies and Alan Raybould)

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