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Earth Chakras: Exploring The 7 Sacred Locations

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What comes to mind when you think about chakras? If you pursue spiritual awakening, you know that our bodies have seven energy centers, the foundation of our spiritual power. Also, these energy focal points allow energy to run through them to create harmony between the physical body, mind, and spirit. However, did you know that our planet earth has its own set of chakras, viewed as sacred locations around the world? Yes, like our body chakras, seven earth chakras align us with the earth’s magnetic core.

Why Are Earth Chakras Important to Us?

Chakras are a vital aspect for anyone practicing yoga or active in pursuing their spiritual journey. The upper chakras control spirituality, while the lower chakras control materiality. They line up to facilitate the flow of our chi through the body.

In contrast, any blockage or imbalance of one or more of the chakras can cause emotional or physical illness. Attaining a spiritual awakening requires our bodies to be in harmony with the universe. In addition, knowing the earth chakras helps us connect with them either by visiting these locations or using crystals, or looking at their photos when doing yoga, or visualizing them during meditation.

The 7 Earth Chakras

#1: The Root Chakra: Mount Shasta, California, USA

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The Root chakra, also called Muladhara, is our source of stability and security. Symbolized by the lotus flower with four petals in red or pink colors, it is at the base of the spine. This chakra grounds us and gives us a solid foundation to withstand such life challenges.

Likewise, the Root chakra on earth is at Mount Shasta in California, USA. Often referred to as the Alchemy of Stability, the mountain is a dormant volcano with healing powers and a spiritual connection. Since ancient times, the Native Americans and anyone else visiting this sacred place could sense its energy as they near it.

#2: The Sacral Chakra: Lake Titicaca

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The Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana controls our sense of creativity, confidence, and desire. It has the tangential circles of the lotus flower petals in vibrant orange color for its symbol. Plus, it is associated with the water element and is located above the pubic bone and below the navel. This second primary chakra serves as the energy center for pleasure and attaining fulfillment in life.

Now, the Sacral Chakra of the earth is at Lake Titicaca on the border of Bolivia and Peru. Like the body sacral chakra, this sacred site has masculine and feminine qualities, forming the core for self-expression and creativity. As per Artisan Farmacy, Lake Titicaca may have been the birthplace of mythological royalty. Lake Titicaca is easily accessible and navigable by boat.

#3: The Solar Plexus Chakra: Uluru, Australia

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The third primary chakra is the Solar Plexus or Manipura, depicted in yellow color. Located in the upper abdomen, it controls our self-confidence, self-worth, and self-esteem. This chakra develops when we attain 15 years to 21 years.

Uluru or Ayers Rock is a massive desert rock and a World Heritage Site located in Australia. It dates back to 600 million years ago and emits powerful energy that attracts visitors each year. In turn, the rock face remains sacred to indigenous Australians, where the Anangu people hold their traditional customs.

#4: The Heart Chakra: Glastonbury & Shaftesbury, England

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The Heart Chakra or Anahata acts as the bridge between the upper and the lower chakras. Hence, it is located at the center of the chest and takes on the color green. Anahata controls our ability to give and receive love, joy, and inner peace.

Likewise, Mother Earth’s Heart Chakra is at Glastonbury and Shaftesbury in England. Like the body’s heart chakra, we associate this earth chakra with giving, forgiveness, compassion, and love.

#5: The Throat Chakra: The Great Pyramids of Giza & Mount of Olives, Egypt

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The Throat Chakra or Vishuddha is at the throat. It controls our ability to express our feelings. Consequently, if you have a blocked throat chakra, you may struggle to express your true feelings about yourself or those you love.

Similarly, the earth’s Throat Chakra is at the Great Pyramids of Giza and Mount of Olives in Egypt. It is associated with speaking and seeking the truth, self-expression, and overall communication. The site emits such powerful energies that Pharaoh Khufu honored it by building his tomb there in 4,600 B.C.

#6: The Third Eye Chakra: Currently at Glastonbury

Ajna or the Third Eye Chakra is at the center of the head, parallel to the eyebrows. It controls our perception, spiritual communication, and overall awareness. This chakra is the key to spiritual connection when you lack wisdom and insight.

Now, the universe’s third eye chakra has no permanent location. It shifts by 1/12th of the earth every 2,000 years. It is associated with attaining a deep spiritual connection, intelligence, and intuition.

#7: The Crown Chakra: Mount Kailash

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Sahasrara or the crown chakra is at the top of the head. It serves as the meeting point between our mortal bodies and the soul and universe. As the highest chakra, it controls our spiritual connections and inner and outer beauty. Through it, we can achieve our divine consciousness, enlightenment, and awareness.

In contrast, any blockage at the crown chakra causes physical imbalance and confusion. Crown chakra uses the symbol of a thousand-petaled lotus flower in violet or white colors.

Now, when you seek wisdom, divine guidance, understanding, and cosmic consciousness, visit the Crown Chakra of the earth at Mount Kailash. It is the most sacred mountain in the Himalayas, standing at 22,000 feet high. It is here that the local Tibetans and visitors connect to the spiritual power. Still, you can tap this spiritual connection by arranging Himalayas Salt Lamps, Clear Quartz crystals, or essential oils as you meditate.

Conclusion

The earth chakras are the energy reservoirs of Mother Earth. They attract pilgrims, tourists, and locals for reasons that we can’t explain. Knowing the location of the seven earth chakras is crucial in aligning our chakras to those of Mother Earth. It helps us achieve the harmony necessary for spiritual growth.

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5 Magical Destinations to Visit For Halloween If You’re Fascinated by Witches

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Almost every culture has some concept of the witch – a woman with seemingly otherworldly powers who operates outside of traditional patriarchal systems and lives life on her own terms. Witches have been both hated and revered throughout human history. They have been loved as skilled healers or feminist icons and feared as servants of the devil and practitioners of mysterious dark arts. The fascination that witches and witchcraft hold for many of us is undeniable. Whether you are a witchcraft enthusiast or are just fascinated by witches, paying a visit to some of these magical destinations could be an incredible adventure for you.

In this article, we will share with you a list of breathtaking magical destinations with a rich history of witchcraft or a thriving tradition of mystic healing.

5 Magical Destinations for Witchcraft Enthusiasts

#1: The Village of the Witches (Village of Triora, Liguria, Italy)

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The first on our list of the 5 magical destinations, is the Village of the Witches in Italy.

The village of Triora in Italy’s Imperia province is known as the “Salem of Europe.” Why is this little village of fewer than 400 people referred to as the “village of the witches” (il paese delle streghe)? The reason is part of a cruel history that subjected countless women (and men) to unspeakable cruelties.

In 1587, following a devastating famine, villagers decided that local witches were to blame, having used their dark craft to taint the crops and livestock. Naturally, they were said to be in service to the devil. Over the next few years, around 200 women were accused of witchcraft in Triora and in the neighboring villages. Many of them were tortured, jailed, and murdered, and some committed suicide.

Historians now know that a terrible drought preceded these events creating a severe grain shortage. Ignorance, superstition, and lingering paganism made these women the perfect scapegoat.

With cobblestone streets and many of the medieval buildings still standing, this village near the French border looks pretty similar to how it did back then. Today, however, the few hundred residents eagerly embrace their magical roots. There is a witchcraft festival each summer and a Halloween celebration in the fall.

The Ethnographic and Witchcraft Museum is dedicated to witch hunt events and contains artifacts from the trials. You can also visit La Cabotina, a tiny stone cottage where the witches allegedly held their secret meetings. There are also several ghost tours available, where you can even see some of the alleged witches’ homes. Shops offer witchy souvenirs and tarot readings. Make sure you check out La Strega di Triora with its enchanting artisan foods, crafts, and potions.

#2: Mother Shipton’s Cave (North Yorkshire, England)

Ursula Sontheil, aka Mother Shipton, was England’s most famous prophetess. She was born to a young single mother in a cave near the River Nidd in Yorkshire in 1488. Though she was later taken in by a foster family, she returned to the area around her cave and taught herself to make natural remedies from herbs and flowers. At age 24, she married carpenter Toby Shipton, and they set up a home near Knaresborough.

Ursula Sontheil continued her herbal practices and also began telling fortunes which she was really good at. She attracted prominent clients and even royalty allegedly sought her counsel. Her visions and prophecies, written in rhyming couplets and first published 80 years after her death, are said to have foretold events including the Spanish Armada in 1588; the Great Plague of London in 1665; the city’s Great Fire one year later; and even the Internet.

Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well has been a popular tourist attraction for centuries. Here you can hear stories about the woman who saw the future and the well that turns objects to stone.

#3: Tierra de Brujos (Catemaco, Mexico)

Alongside Catemaco’s beautiful waterfalls and untouched beaches, the main tourist attraction is their long history of sorcery. Within devoutly Catholic Mexico, Catemaco is where Christianity and magic collide. Megan Spurrell writes in Conde Nast Traveler: “Pentagrams decorate homes in which Catholic saints are revered, and churchgoers place faith in local sorcerers for problems no priest or doctor can solve. Once home to the Olmecs, the earliest known civilization in Mexico, much of the non-Catholic beliefs and practices can be traced back to these Indigenous roots. With time, the fusion of pre-Hispanic and Hispanic beliefs has evolved into esoteric religion of its own that modern-day Mexicans call ‘magic’.”

Catemaco is known throughout Mexico as a center for witchcraft and, to the dismay of some hard-core practitioners, magic has become a big tourist draw. The town holds an International Congress of Witches on the first Friday of every March. During the event, a black mass is held at the mouth of the cave where the devil supposedly loiters. An oversize six-pointed star is set alight. Believers flock to the town to have their auras cleansed. Lake Catemaco allegedly emits energy from which witches draw their power.

Witches’ markets sell potions and supplies. There are plenty of shamans and sorcerers, mystics and healers, who practice “white magic” in the open. They’ll happily assist you in any manner of readings, healings, or cleansing.

#4: Bell Witch House (Adams, Tennessee, the United States)

This tone has been called “America’s greatest ghost story”.

In 1804, John Bell built a house and started a farm on 1000 acres, located on the Red River in Robertson County, Tennessee. The Bell family enjoyed both social and financial success in the area, until 1817 when John encountered a strange half-rabbit/half-dog in his fields. From there, things started to go bump in the night, literally – mysterious sounds, rattling chains, etc. Eventually, an entity began pulling sheets of the children, and youngest daughter Betsy would wake up covered with bruises.

John told a neighbor and they started investigating the ghost. The entity told them that she was the spirit of the Bells’ neighbor Kate Batts, who had allegedly had a few bad business dealings with the Bells. She vowed to kill John and prevent Betsy’s upcoming marriage.

Stories about witch Kate spread far and wide attracting the curious. Gen. Andrew Jackson, who had served with three of the Bell sons, even come to check Kate out. Allegedly, the future U.S. president said: “I had rather face the entire British Army than to spend another night with the Bell Witch”.

Ghost Kate continues her torment until 1820 when John Bell died. His youngest daughter Betsy broke off her engagement soon after. And then Kate left, promising to return. Some believe that Kate’s spirit fled to the nearby cave on the property, others claim she never left.

#5: Marie Laveau’s Haunts (New Orleans, Loisiana, the United States)

Last but not least in our list of the 5 magical destinations is Marie Laveau’s Haunts.

New Orleans is for sure one of the most magical destinations in the U.S. This is the place where you can learn more about voodoo and discover the fascinating world of famed Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.

Marie Laveau was a free woman of color. She was born in the French Quarter in 1801 and was raised primarily by her grandmother who taught her both the traditions of Catholicism and Voodoo. Laveau became a healer, a clairvoyant, and a herbalist. Despite segregation laws, people of all races participated in her famous public rituals full of dancing and singing in Congo Square. She had many clients from far and wide who sought her advice.

After she passed away in 1881, The New York Times obit said: “Besides knowing the secret healing qualities of the various herbs… [Laveau] was endowed with more than the usual share of common sense and her advice was really valuable and her penetrations remarkable. Adding to these qualities, she also had the gift of great beauty, no wonder she possessed a large influence… Lawyers, legislators, planters, merchants all came to pay their respect to her.”

Marie Laveau’s tomb in St. Louis Cemetary No.1 still attracts lots of tourists. It is actually the second most-visited grave in the United States after Elvis Presley’s at Graceland. Since 2015, however, it’s been closed to the public. But you can still sign up for the guided tours with access. You can also walk by her former house on 1020 St. Ann Street. Or, you can be interested in getting a psychic or a spiritual reading at Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo.

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The World’s Most Mysterious Places

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We all love a good mystery especially when Halloween is around the corner! Our beautiful planet is dotted with mysterious places that are surreal, creepy, and sometimes downright bizarre. And while many of these mysterious events have logical explanations, others persist in remaining unsolved. In this article, we want to invite you on a virtual tour from your sofa to explore the world’s most mysterious places.

The 5 World’s Most Mysterious Places

#1: Island Of The Dolls, Mexico

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It’s Barbie’s worst nightmare: dolls, dolls, everywhere, hundreds of them, hanging by wires from trees, impaled on trunks, decapitated, disemboweled, soaked in red paint, their eyes – if they haven’t been gouged out – vacant yet menacing.

This is Mexico’s La Isla de las Muñecas – the Island of the Dolls – where a tortured soul adorned the trees and bushes with dolls that have grotesquely decayed from the elements. This is one of the world’s most mysterious places.

The story of La Isla de las Muñecas is intimately entwined with the story of the island’s lonely caretaker Don Julian Santana Barrera. Local legend tells that he came across the body of a little girl drowned in a canal. Next to her floated a doll. Either haunted by the memory or, in some versions, out of guilt because he couldn’t save her life, Barrera went mad.

This was in 1951, and from that day on he created his bizarre tribute of dolls until his death in 2001.

Accessible by two-hour boat ride, the Island of Dolls fascinates and frightens. Nighttime is said to bring dolls to life as they reportedly move their arms and legs, blink, and whisper warnings.

However, not everybody is scared of this grisly collection. Many locals consider La Isla de las Muñecas a charmed place. They bring their own dolls as offerings in the hopes of blessings and miracles.

#2: Great Blue Hole, Belize

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This massive marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize is staring out from the ocean like a bright blue eyeball. It is so deep that even Jacques Cousteau never reached its bottom.

As sea level rose after the last Ice Age, a giant limestone cave collapsed and filled with water to create a watery hole more than 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep. It is considered one of the most spectacular places in the world.

But it’s the lower reaches that fascinate scuba divers, who list this place among the must-dives. The dark caverns are filled with stalactites, formations that only occur on dry land – proving the hole’s past as a cave.

Many people wonder – what’s at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole? In December 2018, explorers including billionaire Richard Branson and Jacques Cousteau’s grandson Fabien Cousteau ventured out in a remote-piloted submarine to the floor of the sinkhole for the first time. Under the crushing weight of the water, there was no life and no oxygen – only the corpses of hermit crabs and discarded conch shells, along with stalactites and the walls of the ancient cave. They also found small pieces of plastic – evidence of litterbugs reaching the ocean’s darkest depths.

#3: Giant’s Causeway, United Kingdom

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Giant’s Causeway is definitely one of the world’s most mysterious places! To introduce you to this mysterious place, let us tell you a sleeping giant story with a geological twist.

According to Irish folklore, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant. The legend tells that the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet.

There are different versions of this story. In one version, Fionn defeats Benandonner. In another, Fionn hides from Benandonner when he realizes that his foe is much bigger than he is.

Fionn’s wife, Oonagh, disguises Fionn as a baby and tucks him in a cradle. When Benandonner sees the size of the ‘baby’, he reckons that its father, Fionn, must be a giant among giants. He flees back to Scotland in fright, destroying the causeway behind him so that Fionn would be unable to chase him down.

Some say Fionn remains a sleeping giant in the cliffs surrounding the causeway and that he and his army will rise again to protect Ireland. Locals claim that they can hear his snores echoing off the rocks.

Hexagonal basalt columns are believed to have been shaped by massive hands, but in fact are the remains of volcanic activity from about 65 million years ago.

As the lava cooled, contraction occurred and the ground cracked. The size of the columns was primarily determined by the speed at which lava cooled. The extensive fracture network produced the distinctive columns seen today. The basalts were originally part of a great volcanic plateau called the Thulean Plateau, which formed during the Paleocene.

#4: Superstition Mountains, Unites States

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A range of mountains in Arizona located to the east of the Phoenix metropolitan area is known as the Superstition Mountains.

The legend says that a German immigrant Jacob Waltz, known as The Dutchman, discovered a mother lode of gold in the Superstition Wilderness and revealed its location on his deathbed in Phoenix in 1891 to Julia Thomas, a boarding-house owner who had taken care of him for many years. Several mines have been claimed to be the actual mine that Waltz discovered, but none of those claims have been verified.

Dreamers and schemers and the plain greedy have set off on desperate quests to the Superstition Mountains, only to have their compasses stop working or their cellphones conk out, pushed back by what Apaches believe is the hole that leads to hell, expelling the hot winds that cause serious dust storms in Phoenix.

Succumbing to the brutally hot days and freezing nights, the searchers’ bones are left for the next wave of prospectors.

At least a dozen people have vanished searching for the Lost Dutchman’s Mine, dating back to 1848 when Apaches were said to have slaughtered a Mexican family that found the mine.

The most recent missing person is a 35-year-old Denver bellhop who disappeared into the mountains in 2009. His remains were found three years later.

The legends and lore of the Superstition Mountains can be experienced at the Superstition Mountain Museum on the Apache Trail where artifacts of the Lost Dutchman are on display.

Some Apaches believe that the hole leading down into the lower world, or hell, is located in the Superstition Mountains. Winds blowing from the hole are supposed to be the cause of severe dust storms in the metropolitan region.

#5: Petra, Jordan

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Petra is the hidden city with cliff-carved monuments located in Jordan. This spectacular sandstone city was built in the 3rd century BC by the Nabataeans, who carved palaces, temples, tombs, storerooms and stables from the soft stone cliffs. 

About 2,000 years ago, Petra had a peak population of 30,000 people, sustained in the dry months by an advanced water system pipes, canals, and cisterns. For a time under Roman rule after 106 A.D., Petra became even grander, until Palmyra, in modern-day Syria, siphoned trade away and an earthquake devastated the city.

Petra became a “lost city” after its decline, its location a closely held secret by Bedouins seeking to protect the riches they believe were stashed in the tombs.

Petra was forgotten to outsiders until the rediscovery by 19th-century adventurers. Now Petra is considered to be one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.

“We have uncovered just 15 percent of the city,” archeologist Zeidoun Al-Muheisen of Jordan’s Yarmouk University told National Geographic. “The vast majority – 85 percent – is still underground and untouched.”

Visitors today can see varying blends of Nabataean and Greco-Roman architectural styles in the city’s tombs, many of which were looted by thieves and their treasures thus lost.

The Bottom Line

In addition to these 5 mysteries there are countless more that exist in the world and the greater universe we live in. Humanity’s understanding of the natural world and the greater universe is constantly evolving with modern day science. What was mysterious yesterday eventually is replaced with knowledge and understanding of today. While one layer may be revealed and understood the universe always seems to surprise us with additional unfolding layers of mystery and this is where the modern day scientist and mystic meet.

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Brilliant Ways To Practice Ecotourism And Sustainable Tourism

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If you are an ecotourism enthusiast, you must have noticed a radical shift in both government and corporate approaches in how they generate revenue from the tourism sector. Gone are the days when all the focus was on bringing in the tourists and ripping to the fullest without giving back to the planet. Now, companies are held accountable for the impact their operations have on the ecosystem.

With a fragile ecosystem at hand, a small imbalance can have massive ripple effects on the world at large. Typical examples are global warming and plastic pollution of the oceans. Hence the new approach to tourism called eco-tourism and sustainable tourism.

In this article, I will define in detail what eco-tourism and sustainable tourism are all about. We will review its origin. And evaluate how governments, corporates, and individuals are embracing it in the 21st century.

Definition

I would define ecotourism as the responsible travel to places that conserve our natural environment and consequently improve the local people’s well-being. How often do you do that?

The core principles of ecotourism and sustainable tourism revolve around the travel industry adopting environmentally friendly practices. It also entails protecting the natural and cultural heritage of a destination. And supporting local communities. Similarly, the income generated through ecotourism remains in that destination. This differs from mass tourism where most of the money made goes to large transnational companies.

An Example

Therefore, a typical eco-tourist would visit the Smoky Mountains, a National Park in North Carolina. Use a local tour guide to navigate his way around the park. Hire a tent and pay for a few extras like a bush barbeque or a belly dance. He will also participate in a lesson with the local community kids the next day. And possibly donate to the local children’s home.

A nature-based tourist, on the other hand, will travel to the same place using his own guide. He will have no particular interest in eco-friendly accommodation. He will also not engage the local community whatsoever unless for his own benefit.

In A Nut Shell: Eco-Tourism versus Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable tourism focuses on prioritizing local traditions, natural resources, and residents. However, eco-tourism is a subtype of sustainable tourism with a clear focus on rural and wilderness areas.

A Little History

Ecotourism traces its roots to 1901 with the launch of the Sierra Club’s Outing Program. It was an initiative to take hikers to Spain’s Sierra Nevada’s mountains. The aim was getting the hikers actively involved in the preservation of the forests.

Fast forward to the 70’s and 80’s when the most influential Mexican NGO doing conservation work was founded. Still in the 80’s, Megan Epler Wood, filmed a documentary called “The Environmental Tourist”. She was a young wildlife biologist working for World Wildlife Fund. This was the first film to shed light on how tourism could contribute to the conservation of natural resources and local well-being.

Afterwards, there have been other countless ecotourism icons including:

  • Thomas Lovejoy, also known as the godfather of biodiversity
  • Russell Mittermeier, currently the president of Conservation International
  • And Jeff Greenwald, the founder of Ethical Traveller

These sustainable tourism pioneers undertook many initiatives including animal welfare, carbon offsets, travel philanthropy, and rising concerns about human trafficking and child sexual abuse.

How Are We Embracing Sustainable Tourism?

We can promote sustainable tourism and ecotourism in four ways:

  1. Conservation

Governments implementing legislation:

The UK’s Environmental Protection Act 1990, for example, sets out fundamental structures for waste management and control of emissions to the environment. Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 provides a legal framework that conserves Australia’s biodiversity. This is achieved by controlling the international movement of wildlife.

Such acts streamline environmental assessment. They also protect the world and national heritage. And promote ecologically sustainable developments. If you’re a leader, explain the importance of adhering to such acts in your area of jurisdiction.

Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives:

Lego’s Build the Change and Sustainable Materials Center is an initiative that partners with World Wildlife Fund to push for sustainability. Several Peace for Conservation movements focus on tackling human-wildlife conflict. They engage and connect with local communities to raise awareness and promote ownership and action. They also undertake various ecotourism fun activities for youth. This gives the youth a platform to have their voice heard, therefore, supporting the next generation of conservationists. Are you a member of any of these movements?

Individuals Conservation Campaigns:

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Take part in the Green Belt Movement by planting two trees where one is cut. If you’re too shy to walk around with a watering can and shovels, join a local tree planting initiative near you. Other than making an impact on our environment, you will interact with like-minded people and learn new things.

  1. Education

The government is continually sensitizing people and making them aware of the issues surrounding different environments. However, I believe responsibility is a personal choice that we make. Corporates too have developed conservation education programs for local schools. They provide naturalists, interpretative guides, and guest lecturers to assist travelers in understanding their travel experiences better. As a tourist, you can educate yourself about the vital eco-systems of the destinations you are visiting through guidebooks and travel articles.

  1. Traveler Responsibility

As a traveler, I have embarked on responsible traveling. I choose a travel agent based on their eco principles and practices. By following a vegan lifestyle, I also desist from poaching. I also take into consideration the reduction of carbon footprint when using air travel, bringing back valuable gifts like clothing and distributing them through the local elders and not directly to vulnerable children who may develop the habit of begging.

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During my stay, I conserve limited natural resources and support organizations and societies that follow eco-principles. These are things you could also start practicing. If all the tourists in the world would do the same, the world would be a better place for both humans and animals. Don’t you think so?

  1. Active Community Participation

Through community-based tourism, locals open up their homes and communities to visitors seeking sustainably achieved cultural, educational, recreational travel experiences.

Community participation may take different forms including:

  • Reducing encroachment of human activities to protected natural wildlife habitats
  • Training the locals to open up businesses that fuel their local economic development
  • At the same time, minimizing adverse impacts on flora and fauna (eco-friendly lodges, souvenir shops, and guides)
  • Reporting any illegal extraction of resources or poaching activities to the local authorities

Conclusion

It is no longer business as usual. Natural and cultural resources are the current drivers of international tourism. Companies falling short of the ‘ecoresort’ tag risk losing profitability. On the other hand, governments planning for ecotourism will require greater coordination between natural resource stakeholders and the service delivery arms of the tourism industry. It is only through such continued initiatives that the world will win against the race in preserving our endangered wildlife. What are you doing to drive sustainable tourism in your locality?

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The Most Accurate Horoscope for December 2021

This article will share with you the most accurate horoscope for December 2021 based on the Feng Shui flying stars chart. This horoscope includes predictions for different spheres...

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Last Solar Eclipse 2021: Intense Karmic Event on December 4th

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Abundance Haircuts In December 2021: Good And Bad Days To Cut Your Hair

Abundance Haircuts is a little-known sutra that reveals the negative consequences of cutting your hair on the bad days and the incredible benefits of cutting it on...

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Soul Exhaustion: Why Are You Always Feeling Tired?

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In this article, we have collected 50 self-healing quotes that will inspire you to connect to the natural healing force...

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