TOFT Awards 2010 Shortlist

Released Monday 6th September
The TOFT Awards committee is delighted to announce the shortlist of nominee’s for the first TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards 2010.

These nominee’s will now go forward to the TOFT Awards Judging Panel, chaired by Mike Panday, to choose both a winner and a runner up, which will be announced at the Award ceremony and dinner on the evening of the 30th September 2010.

The nominees cover six separate categories and are listed below:

The John Wakefield Memorial Award for most Inspirational Eco Lodge of the Year 2010

Sponsored by Polar Quest of Sweden

Shortlist

Camp Forktail Corbett - Uttarakhand
Baghvan Panna - MP
Chitvan Kanha - MP
Skay’s Camp Bandhavgarh - MP
Treehouse Hideaway Bandhavgarh - MP
Shergarh Tented Camp Kanha - MP
Khem Vilas Ranthambhore - Rajasthan
Kanha Jungle Lodge Kanha - MP
Tiger Trails Taroba – Maharashtra
Singinawa Kanha - MP

The Billy Arjun Singh Memorial Award for best Wildlife Guide of the Year 2010

Sponsored by Greaves Travel of UK, US & India

Shortlist

Rajesh Kumar Dwivedi Bandhavgarh, MP
Vinod Ayam Kanha, MP
Nirankar Singh Yadav Corbett, Uttarakhand
Mujibur Rehman (Salim Ali) Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
Vipal Jain Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
Ajay Bhavre Pench, MP
Kaushal Kishore Rai Panna, MP

Lodge Naturalist of the Year 2010

 Sponsored by Abercrombie & Kent India

Shortlist

Kartikeya Singh Chauhan Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh, MP
Sukra Kumal Ken River Lodge, Panna, MP
Jagat Narain Chaturvedi Tiger’s Den Resort, Bandhavgarh,MP
Basil Lloyd Johannes Kabini River Lodge, Nagarhole,Karnataka
Vibhas Shrivastava Chitvan Lodge, Kanha, MP

Wildlife Promotion Company of the Year 2010

Shortlist

Dynamic Tours
Royal Expeditions
Travelinn
Banyan Tours
India Safari & Tours

Wildlife and Tourism Initiative of the Year 2010

Sponsored by Steppes Discovery of the UK

Help Tourism North East and Bengal
Mangalajodi Ecotourism Project Orissa
Action & Research for Conservation in Himalayas Uttarakhand
Cauvery Fishing Lodges Nagarhole, Karnataka

Wildlife Tourism Community Initiative of the Year 2010

Sponsored by The Blue Yonder of Bangalaru

Corbett Foundation Corbett, Utterakhand
Village Ways Binsar WLS, Utterakhand
Eaglenest, Kaati Trust Arunachal Pradesh

Visitor Friendly Wildlife Destination of the Year 2010

To be confirmed on the night of the Awards.