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, February 10, 2010

Govt admits failure in supervising mining firms

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 02/10/2010 9:39 AM

The weak supervision of coal mining firms operating in Kalimantan has caused widespread environmental damage, say officials.

The Environment Ministry said Tueday the weak monitoring by authorities had not effectively resolved long-standing problems and had put the environment in a critical condition.

“The main problem is weak supervision from the government, including from the Environment Ministry,” Illyas Asaad, deputy for environmental compliance at the ministry told reporters.

He had attended a working meeting Tuesday with the House of Representative’s Commission VII on environmental affairs.

“There are too many environmental problems in Kalimantan now. It is not effective if we only enforce the law on a number of com-panies. We need to build an inte-grated system to resolve the problems.”

Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta made unscheduled inspections at a number of coal mining companies in the South Kalimantan on Sunday.

Gusti, who is originally from Kalimantan, admitted that small-scale coal mining companies had failed to comply with obligations to protect the environment as stated in the documents related to the environmental management scheme (UKL) and the environmental monitoring scheme (UPL).

“The documents require companies to manage their environment, but during my visit, I found that small-scale coal mining companies did not have effective waste management policies,” he said.

He said that his office would conduct an environmental audit to determine the sanctions to be imposed on the companies.

“But as there are no human fatalities in the case, we will prioritize administrative sanctions, of which the companies must set up fond or restore former mining lands,” he said.

Gusti’s office previously sent a team to investigate environmental damage by coal mining activities in Kalimantan.

A team from the Forestry Ministry is currently in the province to check possible violations by small-scale and big coal mining firms operating in forest areas.

Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan insisted that his office had never issued licenses to rent conservation forests, including in Kali-mantan, to be used for coal mining activities.

“So all mining companies operating in the forest land without proper licenses are operating illegally,” he said.

Data from the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) shows that currently 1,180 small-scale mining companies were operating in the East Kalimantan province with 33 big coal mining firms.

In South Kalimantan, there are more than 400 small-scale coal mining firms and about 427 small coal mining firms in Southeast Kalimantan.

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