SUB DIVING

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

A handful of people are defending most of Earth’s biodiversity. Our survival depends on their strength and resilience. Instead of helping these people, our governments collaborate with regimes who are more than willing to infringe upon their rights and destroy their forests. Of course, let’s not forget this isn’t happening just in Brazil, Congo, Indonesia etc. it’s also happening in the US and Canada… If we manage to destroy them, we are certainly going to destroy ourselves. 

When we talk about growth and economic development we rarely hear about the ecosystem services that healthy forests provide us. Water is just one aspect. Living ecosystems provide us with tremendous economic value, they give us oxygen, climate stability, food, they prevent soil erosion, flooding etc. They are often worth much more alive, than the resources that we can extract from their destruction. Protecting the forests is not just a matter of values or aesthetics, its a long-term investment. Help me spread the word !

MY PUPPY VALKIRYA

MY CATS ON THE WASHING MACHINE

OUTDOOR

WILD FARMING

It is farming in a way that supports and benefits from wild nature.

Doing so results in protecting and restoring natural habitats and creating a strong, resilient agriculture. Our future, and that of millions of other beings, depends on it.

In our video, WFA describes four principles of wild farming that are bringing nature back to our farms.

The four principles of Wild Farming are easy to see:

  1. Soil is kept covered with plants. 
  2. Flowers are present.
  3. Native trees and shrubs are part of the farm.
  4. Wildlife, from bees and birds to larger animals, are present.

https://www.wildfarmalliance.org/what_is_wild_farming

https://e-farmcredit.com/community/stories/from-farms-to-food-banks-to-families-in-need

REALLY ANIMALIST?

We need to be consistent. If you say you are an animalist then you don't buy leather shoes, leather bags and leather sofas. You will also not buy cars with leather seats and any other objects or clothes made of real leather. If you say you are animal rights then you will not spend your afternoons at the mall but you will go to animal shelters to dare a hand. You will be interested in signing petitions against violence against animals, you want to experiment with them. And above all, you will not use any make-up or beauty products that have been tested on animals.
I tell you these things because here we love cats and dogs, we all love to post beautiful pictures of animals and say that we are animal rights, but then in reality we all have to do something for the animals. So if you haven't done it yet, start organizing yourself and go to kennels or catteries, bring food, blankets, and above all affection. Try to fight and be present in anti-vivisection campaigns, against violence against animals, and against intensive farming. An animal rights person cares about all animals and not just cats and dogs and is interested in everything related to the animal world. So I would like all those who say they love animals then put out at least a bowl with water (which are used for both stray cats and hedgehogs) and treats, food for sparrows, who adopt an animal, not bought, and looked at all the ads in which so many people give animals, that if they are not taken maybe they will be abandoned. So I'd like you to reflect on how many things you can do to show your love for animals because animals aren't just cats and dogs. Especially if there is someone among you who has land, and has no nuisance neighbors, then he can adopt dwarf goats, geese, rabbits and all those animals that many people give away in the ads. Create support groups on Telegram, create rescue groups, spread the word but try to help animals, if you have enough money and personal resources, because in this period many people no longer have a job and give animals away. Search ads in your area, ask associations, get busy, show your true love for all animals.
Please, when you take a new pet with you, or create a group or initiative, post me here in the comments and I will post your link and post it. I hope this post may have inspired you to do more and be more active. I have 2 dogs, 8 chickens, 2 budgies, 6 cats, 1 rabbit, all rescued by people who wanted to abandon them. I've never paid anything for an animal. Now I can't take other animals because the ones I have already require a lot of food and I don't have much money anymore and therefore I can't have others but if you can then do it.

TENERIFE HORSE RESCUE SEARCH FOR WORKERS

“We are a young couple with a dream to create a self sufficient eco horse and animal sactuary. We are now a registered charity

We want to rehabilitate as many horses as possible and offer eco holidays on our farm in a cave house or a mongolian yurt to fund the charity. Our passion is to rescue all the animals (so far. Pigs, dogs, cats, tortoises, Guinea pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, chickens, goats, horses) we can.

We are passionate about sustainability as well, EVERYTHING is built from scrap and waste material. We eat “freegan” as all of our food comes from supermarket and farm waste. We are also on solar and our water systems are all sustainable too.

Our project is beautiful but hard work, we get the balance of working as a team to make it happen but enjoying the experience of back to basic living.”

Types of help and learning opportunities

Charity Work
Help with Eco Projects
Gardening
DIY and building projects
Animal Care
Farmstay help
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
General Maintenance
Help with Computers/ Internet

https://www.workaway.info/en/host/937426493497

DON’T PLASTIC YOURSELF

DRAGONFLIES

Dragonflies do not fly with the hopping and frenzied gait of butterflies, but they fly straight on their own trajectory like gliders and very often keep still in midair as hummingbirds and many other insects do, so it was easy to observe them and they were not afraid. to land near us. For me they have always represented beauty, lightness, freedom and rebirth: yes, I discovered that the life of dragonflies has several phases, the first of which is spent underwater. When the insect has developed, it comes out and begins its second life out of the water. I have always seen it as a sign of new life and rebirth.
According to others, the name dragonfly comes from the Latin 'libellum', diminishing of liber or free. Dragonfly has always been considered a magical insect thanks to its changing wings, slender shape and the speed with which it is able to fly and escape from its predators. It is born from a larva at the bottom of a pond and then changes naturally, like the caterpillar into a butterfly. The dragonfly is often associated with transformation due to a legend. It is said, in fact, that the dragonfly was actually once a very wise dragon that, during the night, spread the light with its breath of fire.
His very breath had created the art of magic and illusion. One day, however, the dragon ended up a prisoner of his own magic: to deceive the coyote he transformed into a dragonfly, but in doing so he was trapped in the new body, losing all powers. According to some traditions, the dragonfly is the symbol of transformation and daily changes, but also of introspection that teaches us to go beyond appearances to seek our own identity. In European culture, the dragonfly is seen as a symbol of freedom, peace and the search for truth.
With its transformation from larva to dragonfly, the insect also represents the transition from childhood to adulthood and therefore in a certain sense the overcoming of illusions and the acquisition of awareness and balance.
According to the natives of America, the dragonfly was the symbol of a hidden truth and the insect itself represented the souls of the dead, in the East it is a lucky charm full of harmony and prosperity.
The samurai engraved the dragonfly on their helmets as a good omen of victory over the enemy, as a symbol of strength and courage. Same thing for the Japanese people.
In Australia, the dragonfly free from earthly illusions, in Europe it is often associated with witches sent by Satan to create confusion, and for this reason it is often referred to as "ear cutter" or "devil's hook". In some Italian areas, the dragonfly is called the 'devil's needle', due to its thin and long body.
Very often, wearing a dragonfly-shaped pendant can mean that a change is underway in your life or that you are looking for your balance and mental control.
So the symbolism linked to the dragonfly is varied and ranges from positive meanings such as: transformation, victory, the strength of balance and creativity, to negative ones such as doubts, confusion and ambiguous friendships.

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