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Sanctuary TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014

Sanctuary TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014

India’s premier wildlife magazine, Sanctuary Asia, and the nature tourism action charity, TOFTigers, have combined to bring together the Sanctuary TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014. Nominate yourself or your favourite park, lodge, naturalist or wildlife and community project – and get ready to be judged.

Photo: Debasish Roy.

Event details:

Dates: September 19, 2014

Contact Details: TOFTigers India, A1/76, 1st Floor, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110029, India

Tel: +91 11 4100 6608, +91 11 6465 2410

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: www.toftigers.org/SanctuaryTOFTigersAwards

Note: The last date for sending your nominations is June 20, 2014. Click here (nominationform.pdf) to download the nomination form.

About the event:

The Sanctuary TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014 aim to highlight and reward the very best in the nature tourism field; those individuals, businesses, service providers and community enterprises who are leading the way in India’s wilderness destinations. Each in their own way will be pioneering new ways to support and inspire wildlife conservation, engage local communities and help restoration of wildlife habitat through their vision, drive and actions.

There are eight categories of awards, from wildlife guide, lodge naturalist, eco-lodge and wildlife destination to community related tourism initiatives, most tourism friendly parks, wildlife promotion company and wildlife tour operator. The winners will be announced at a prestigious gala awards dinner in Delhi on September 19, 2014.

About the Organisers/Partners:

TOFTigers: TOFTigers is an international partnership formed in 2004, galvanising those most active in the Indian nature travel industry to promote best operating practices. TOFTigers engages with global travel and tourism operators, Indian destination management companies and local wildlife lodges and resorts – helping them all adopt practices that promote sustainable business, community support and tiger conservation. By doing so TOFTigers not only helps support the tiger, the parks and local communities, but equally TOFTigers helps these companies provide their clients with a more inspired, fulfilling and enjoyable experience. A true ‘win-win’ scenario.


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July 16, 2014, 07:30 AM
 TOFT has accomplished what a frequent travellers need. A right place , A good resort , A good guide and so on. The awards make the finest stand out and we as visitors can judge what suits us best. A very good luck to this years contestants.
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Gaurav T. Shirodkar

June 19, 2014, 01:58 PM
 My first visit was to Corbett Tiger Reserve, and the most recent to Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Though the best managed park according to me is Kanha, Pench Maharashtra deserves a huge credit, in the revival and move-forward ways. The Park under the hands of Mr. Reddy, has not only come back but the other measures taken with respect to its long term conservation are really awesome. I would go with Pench tiger reserve, Maharashtra.
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Valmi Shah Shirodkar

June 19, 2014, 11:43 AM
 I was in Kanha Tiger Reserve last month and it is undoubtedly the most beautiful park.
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Bittu Sahgal

June 19, 2014, 11:19 AM
 We often criticise lodges and parks for doing the wrong thing. But some lodges, park managers, guides and others involved with wildlife tourism ARE doing the right thing. And without them few of us would be able to take many of the images we love to take. We want to know who the good guys are so we can hold them up as an example for the rest to follow. If you know people who should be recognised, then RECOGNISE them by recommending them. NOW!
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Anirudh Nair

June 19, 2014, 10:40 AM
 I recently visited the Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. My vote for the Visitor Friendly Wildlife Destination of the Year 2014 will definitely go to this superbly managed park.