Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:

1. Blazing a trail: five inspiring women in travel – From historical adventurers to modern-day heroes, National Geographic whittle down a handful of inspiring women in travel in honour of International Women’s Day.

2. Women in Diving: Ocean Conservationists – From shark awareness to navigating underwater cave systems and creating entire Marine Protected Areas, scuba diving training organisation PADI showcases the underwater heroines that have made conservation their mission.

3. Dismantling Food Colonialism in the Hopi Nation – Hopi leaders are restoring food sovereignty for the tribe’s 2,500-square-mile reservation—which has only two grocery stores, Yes! Magazine reports.

4. Canada Indigenous group demands Extinction Rebellion apology for trespassing – A First Nation in Canada has demanded climate activists at Extinction Rebellion apologise for trespassing on Indigenous territory during a protest last month, calling the group’s actions “disturbing” and in violation of traditional protocol, The Guardian reports.

5. Challenge is to bring people back to Loch Ness for sustainable tourism – In an interview with The Inverness Courier, Former Visit Inverness Loch Ness chief executive Graeme Ambrose said: “Loch Ness has never been able to address the fundamental issue that people just come for short trips. If that’s going to change, we have to change what it offers, but also people’s perception of the destination. That means marketing it differently, and to market it differently, you’ve got to change it on the ground. The whole thing about this is it is not about mass tourism, this is absolutely about sustainable tourism. Yes, it will bring more people but hopefully these people are going to stay for longer.”

6. A Sustainable Safari: Discover Africa’s 10 Top Eco-Friendly Lodges – An increasing number of African lodges has started to prioritize earth-friendly practices as much as they do show-stopping safaris, writes Forbes.

7. 5 Women Environmental Leaders You Should KnowEcoWatch shines a light on women helping to protect the planet. 

Image: Bisate Lodge, Rwanda

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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