‘Business As Usual’ is no longer an option “The wildfires in Australia, in the Arctic, in the Amazon rainforest, record breaking heatwaves, pollution and flooding here on the Indian sub-continent and severe droughts in Southern Africa in recent months are […]

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Meet Namrata Bhandari – the new breed of female naturalists Taj Safari trained her to the highest standards over the last 4 years, before she moved to Singinawa Lodge in Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.  She answers some questions […]

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A peak into the life and loves of a naturalist in Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve with Raju Gurung at Pugdundee Safaris Experience and Background: Raju hails from Nepal and belongs to a well known family of naturalists and birders, all with an […]

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What if All That Flying Is Good for the Planet? Without tourism, it’s easy to imagine the Serengeti turned into cattle ranches. A growing movement known as “flight shame” and popularized by well-meaning climate activists is gaining momentum around the […]

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Want to stop poaching?  Then walk with ex poachers instead.  “The Pardhi community of central India have historically been outlaws, part of the so called criminal classes, who have had little choice but to become masters at wildlife poaching for […]

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From Extinction to Attraction Nature Tourism’s role in the rise in India’s Tiger population From Outlook Traveller cover article by Chairman TOFTigers Julian Matthews India is rightly celebrating its success at conserving tigers with the all-India tiger census results published on […]

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Status report

Great news  – Many of its best tiger (and most well visited) reserves are increasingly being well managed. Estimated at 2967 individual tigers – up from 1411 in 2006  Big increases –  in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakand and Karnataka,. Increases in  Kerala, […]

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ALL INDIA TIGERS CENSUS NUMBER UP : TIGERS NOW WORTH FAR MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD With Today’s publication of the All India Tiger Census by the Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister – on Global Tiger Day –  with a 33% rise […]

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Local participation key to better conservation: Study Hindustan Times – Jayashree Nandi This intriguing fact, and the reasons for it, are investigated in a recent ethnographic study conducted through several interviews by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Norwegian Institute […]

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TOFTigers publishes its approach to the issue of Elephant-backed safaris in nature tourism First published in 09 March 2017 – Revised in June 2019 Addressing an Elephantine Problem The welfare of captive elephants is rightly a topic of intense debate […]

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