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, October 20, 2010

Landslides threaten 2,024 villages In C Java

Antara News, Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Salatiga, C Java (ANTARA News) - A total of 2,024 villages in Central Java Province were vulnerable to landslide disasters, a government official said here Tuesday.

Head of the Central Java Provincial Energy and Mineral Resources Office Teguh Dwi Paryono said that the fragile condition was based on the outcome of a 2002-2009 evaluation and mapping of soil vulnerability.

"The mapping of vulnerable villages refers to the result of evaluation of soil vulnerability from 2002 to 2009. The number of areas which are prone to landslides increases steadily," he said.

Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of a workshop on landslides in Central Java here, he said the most frequent occurrences of landslides in the province were found in 2006.

Along the year, 109 landslides occurred in Central Java. This year, he said a study of soil movements in Semarang city, Grobogan, Jepara, Kendal, Kudus, Pekalongan, and Batang was being conducted.

Besides that study, his men also evaluated a mapping of soil movements and vulnerability in 27 districts and towns.

"We have sent letters to authorities in 27 districts/towns to anticipate landslide disasters during the rainy season by referring to the meteorology and geophysics office`s rainfall intensity prediction," he said.

Meanwhile, Head of the Central Java Province`s Emergency Disaster Unit Priyantono Djarot Nugroho said there were 11 vulnerable districts and towns.

They were Brebes, Pemalang, Pekalongan, Banjarnegara, Temanggung, Wonosobo,
Purworejo, Banyumas, Cilacap, Karanganyar, and Semarang city."These vulnerable spots are generally located in hilly areas," he said.

Therefore the district governments, whose areas were vulnerable to the landslides, were asked to be cautious with highly intensive soil movements, he said.

The authorities were also asked to anticipate the eventualities through the sound of the early warning and emergency response systems, he said.

"The district governments must have prepared natural disaster task forces well whose members consist of related authorities and society members," he said.

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