COVID-19 has led to an abrupt halt in nature-based tourism around the world, marked by travel restrictions, lockdowns and closures of protected areas. Unfortunately, when tourism stops, so too do the benefits of conservation, both for wildlife and local communities alike.
Booking.com, the world’s largest online travel booking business, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report, sharing market intelligence that 80% of travelers think sustainable travel is important, and 70% are more likely to choose an accommodation if it has implemented sustainable practices.
India the least Sustainable Travel destination? Sweden has been ranked as the most sustainable country for travel in a new index. Following the Scandinavian nation in Euromonitor’s Top Countries for Sustainable Travel are Finland (second) and Austria (third). Rounding out the top […]
The pandemic has shown just how reliant conservation is on tourism The pandemic has illustrated, far better than my 20 years of sustained advocacy, just how critical nature based tourism is to saving our parks and wildlife – whoever runs […]
Tigers finally back into the oldest reserve in the world This is so exciting for Bori Sanctuary, now part of Satpura Tiger Reserve, says TOFTigers Chairman, Julian Matthews “Thank you for sharing Aly and Bori team. It’s ground breaking. It […]
The Power of Green – An Ecolodge Company’s perspective Enjoy TOFTigers’ most recent Knowledge Session ‘The Power of Green’, featuring Manav Khanduja, the Managing Director . He is the visionary behind Pugdundee Safaris, ecolodges based in Madhya Pradesh. He shares […]
India tiger awaits mate after ‘longest’ 3,000 km journey He has completed the longest walk by a tiger ever recorded in India and “settled” in a sanctuary, where he is the only big cat reports the BBC. Fondly called Walker […]
Lantana report – Invasive species taking over tiger reserves TOFTigers comment. Lantana is a scourge, ecologically and economically, with declining park budgets having to be used to try and rid the plant – year on year. Seldom with any real […]
Central Government to launch projects for lion and Dolphins Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday has announced the Centre will soon launch Project Lion and Project Dolphin for the biodiversity conservation of these species. Its to replicate the successes of […]
Responsible community-based tourism models tend to have a direct impact on wildlife By Aly Rashid Outlook Traveller – April 20 2020 My first memories of a safari are in the Churna range of Bori Wildlife Sanctuary in the early 1990s. […]