On the United Nations’ World Tourism Day this year (September 27, 2018), TOFTigers, in association with Sanctuary Nature Foundation, celebrated and rewarded those leading from the front in sustainable eco-tourism initiatives in India and Nepal. Inclusive Conservation – People and Wildlife was the chosen theme for the 5th edition of the TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards held at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in New Delhi.
The well-attended gala dinner highlighted the efforts of individuals, businesses, service providers and community enterprises in the nature tourism sector – those who are pioneering new ways to support and inspire wildlife conservation, engage local communities and help the restoration of wildlife habitats through their vision, drive and actions.
A recent study initiated by TOFTigers and BAAVAN on The Value of Wildlife Tourism Around Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan for Wildlife Conservation and Local Communities was also released during the event. The full list of winners and their stories can be read here