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)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oil palm, mining wastes biggest polluters in 2010

Antara News, Monday, January 3, 2011

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Wastes from oil palm plantations and mining operations were the greatest polluters of the environmet in 2010, the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), said.

"Oil palm plantations ranked first as a producer of pollutants, followed by mining," said Mukri Friatna, head of Walhi`s advocacy department, in Jakarta, on Monday.

Walhi noted that there were 31 pollution cases involving oil palm plantations and 19 cases involving coal mining and seven cases involving gold mining.

The reported pollution cases, according to Friatna, did not include pollution of the Citarum and other urban rivers such as those in Jakarta.

In 2010, there were 75 cases of river pollution including 65 rivers and five marine regions polluted by liquid wastes from private and state-owned companies.

Pollution of those rivers and marine regions had impacted on the high contents of biological oxygen demand (BOD.), chemical oxygen demand (COD) and acidity (PH) surpassing the specified quality standards so that the water is not consumable or able to used.

In addition, the pollution is extremely hazardous on the preservation of the environment as well as becoming a serious threat on human health and safety. The high level of pollution that surpassing quality standards can kill fish, marine biota and other micro organism due to the absence of oxygen.

Out of the whole pollution cases, according to Friatna, only 14 cases that had been brought to courts, despite the law on the environment protection and management, Law Number 32 Year 2009, outlines a very clear regulation on such matters.

The law stipulates that legal actions can be taken against polluters both due to negligence and especially on purpose. The law also stipulates the government as the party is punishable if it does not take the specified action.

Walhi recommends that government regulation number 27 year 2007 on the analysis of environmental impacts (Amdal) be revised to make it stronger. In addition, the strategic studies on the environment must soon be issued.

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