REPORT : Greenwash harms hotel’s reputation - credible certification is only way to prove eco-friendliness 12 May 2016
Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may in fact be victims of "greenwashing," a corporation’s deceitful practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs while hiding ulterior motives. Read more..
A pioneer in both tiger ecology and wildlife tourism dies in Nepal 12 May 2016
Dr. Charles McDougal PhD passed away peacefully on 11 May 2016 in Kathmandu.
Always known as Chuck, he was a leading tiger ecologist, conservationist, researcher
and writer, who pioneered responsible wildlife tourism standards in South Asia.
He is survived by his devoted wife Margie, and children Robert, Juan Carlos, Malcolm
and Linda. Originally from Colorado USA, Chuck first came to the subcontinent as an
anthropologist studying the Juang tribal peoples in Orissa in eastern India and
undertook the definitive study on the Kulunge Rai in Nepal. Read more..
TOFTigers highlights the needs of the future 2017 to 203211th April 2016
In response to the call from the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on its recent draft of the Wildlife Action plan 2017 to 2032, TOFTigers response in how to reorganise nature tourism to become India’s best conservation tool is here.