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.

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"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, August 10, 2010

Greenpeace Rejects Sinar Mas Rainforest Claims of Innocence

Jakarta Globe, August 10, 2010

Daud Dharsono, president of Sinar Mas Agro Resrouces and Technology (SMART), the largest Indonesian palm oil producer, talks during a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday following the release of a report on the company's environmental impact in the Borneo forests. Greenpeace says a report SMART claims vindicates the company of illegally clearing rainforest proves otherwise. (AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad)

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Jakarta. Indonesia’s biggest palm oil producer said on Tuesday it had been cleared of allegations made by environmental group Greenpeace that it had destroyed high conservation-value forests on Borneo.

A report commissioned by SMART, part of the Singapore-listed Sinar Mas agri-business group, found that it was not to blame for widespread destruction of Borneo’s forests as repeatedly alleged by Greenpeace, the company said.

“The report concluded that the allegations were largely unfounded and that SMART was not responsible for deforestation of primary forests and the destruction of orangutan habitats,” said SMART president Daud Dharsono.

The investigation was carried out by Control Union Certifications and BSI Group.

SMART, the Indonesian palm oil unit of its Singapore-listed parent company Golden Agri Resources (GAR) and part of the Sinar Mas agri-industry empire, commissioned the probe in February after the claims were first made by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace accuses SMART of widespread forest destruction, including clearing primary forests and peatland.

GAR has lost major clients including Unilever, Kraft and Nestle over environmental concerns.

SMART’S Dharsono said Tuesday, “All the land in the 11 concessions examined comprised of secondary forests, degraded and shrub land and were no longer primary forests before SMART started land clearing and planting.”

He acknowledged that there were some plantations on peatland but “not as extensively as claimed” by Greenpeace, with just “1.8 percent cultivated on total concessions.”

However, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Bustar Maitar replied that SMART’s own audit “largely confirmed Greenpeace’s finding” that the company cleared peatland and primary forests.

“They misinterpreted the audit result,” he said. “It confirms that the company has been operating without the necessary permits and has been clearing deep peat illegally.”

Following the report, SMART “has not yet decided to take a legal action” against Greenpeace, Dharsono added.

Indonesia is considered the world’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, mainly through deforestation, much of which is carried out illegally with the alleged connivance of officials and security forces.

Agence France-Presse

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