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)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

President launches trembesi-tree planting movement

Antara News, Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:26 WIB

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the State Palace here on Wednesday launched a trembesi-tree planting movement in an effort to help reduce global warming.

The president did the launching at 9 a.m on Wednesday in a compound located between the State Palace and Merdeka Palace where two trembesi trees are already growing.

The two trembesi trees were planted by Indonesia`s first president, Soekarno. The species, also known as samanea saman or rain tree, has an extraordinary capability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), the gas contributing to global warming.

Trembesi trees are native to Latin America but can also grow well in tropical countries such as Indonesia.

The tree also has great capability to absorb ground water, while according to research conducted by the Forestry Faculty of the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB), a tremebsi tree trunk can absorb as much as 28 tons of CO2 in a year.

The trembesi-tree-planting movement was launched was part of the president`s "one man, one tree" policy to save the environment.

The event was also attended by members of the National Defense Forces (TNI), National Police and academic institutions, representatives of non-governmental organizations as well as cabinet ministers including Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto, and Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta.

On the occasion, President Yudhoyono also symbolically presented one million trembesi tree seedlings to all provincial governors in the country to be planted in their respective regions.

Meanwhile, President Yudhoyono`s schedule for the rest of the day included a meeting with former Vice President Jusuf Kalla at his office.

Kalla would meet Yudhyono in his capacity as the new chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI). It would be Kalla`s first meeting with the head of state since Yudhoyono was inaugurated for his second term in office for the 2009-2014 term.

According to an agenda distributed by the presidential media and press bureau, President Yudhoyono was scheduled to receive the new Indonesian Red Cross chairman at his office on Wednesday.

Kalla was elected PMI chief at the organization`s 19th national conference on December 22, 2009. He replaces Mar`ie Muhammad who has held the position for more than two terms.

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