TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016 - Media Coverage

Daily Post: TOFTigers calls for India to spearhead a new re-wilding and conservation movement harnessing nature tourism.

TOFTigers, a leading NGO in the wildlife and nature tourism sector issued a call for the nature tourism industry to extend its vital role in protecting India's natural heritage and re-wilding denuded landscapes, in the wake of a global study revealing that humans have destroyed a tenth of the Earth's wilderness in just 25 years.

 

TOFTigers calls for India to spearhead a new re-wilding and conservation movement harnessing nature tourism.

TOFTigers, a leading NGO in the wildlife and nature tourism sector issued a call for the nature tourism industry to extend its vital role in protecting India's natural heritage and re-wilding denuded landscapes, in the wake of a global study revealing that humans have destroyed.

 

प्राकृतिक पर्यटन को विकसित करने की ज़रूरत : टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स

वन्यजीव और प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन शेत्र से जुड़ी अग्रणी गैर सरकारी संगठन टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स ने प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन उद्योग से अप्पील की है कि वह भारत के प्राक्र्टिक धरोहरो की रक्षा की दिशा में कदम उठाने के साथ साथ वृक्षाविहीन हो रहे पहाड़ों और पर्वतों को फिर से हरा भरा करने की दिशा में अपने अहम भूमिका तय करें.

 

नॅशनल दुनिया: प्राकृतिक पर्यटन को विकसित करने की ज़रूरत : टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स

वन्यजीव और प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन शेत्र से जुड़ी अग्रणी गैर सरकारी संगठन टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स ने प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन उद्योग से अप्पील की है कि वह भारत के प्राक्र्टिक धरोहरो की रक्षा की दिशा में कदम उठाने के साथ साथ वृक्षाविहीन हो रहे पहाड़ों और पर्वतों को फिर से हरा भरा करने की दिशा में अपने अहम भूमिका तय करें.

 

राष्ट्रीय उजाला: प्राकृतिक पर्यटन को विकसित करने की ज़रूरत : टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स

वन्यजीव और प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन शेत्र से जुड़ी अग्रणी गैर सरकारी संगठन टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स ने प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन उद्योग से अप्पील की है कि वह भारत के प्राक्र्टिक धरोहरो की रक्षा की दिशा में कदम उठाने के साथ साथ वृक्षाविहीन हो रहे पहाड़ों और पर्वतों को फिर से हरा भरा करने की दिशा में अपने अहम भूमिका तय करें.

 

India Today: TOFTigers Award 2016: Promoting the green thought

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Giving recognition to the unsung heroes, 4th TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016 honoured men and women working to restore the green cover of India and Nepal in multiple ways.

The evening, hosted by the British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith KCMG, had in attendance Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, acclaimed naturalist Valmik Thapar and chairman awards panel film maker Mike Pandey amongst others.

The awards, which were given in nine categories, also accompanied a prize upto Rs 75,000. Other than that, it also offers equipment to be used in tiger conservation or services for the benefit of destination or community.

"For forests to flourish we need communities support and people visiting wildlife areas. Never can this be achieved by foresters and government officials alone. That is why TOFTigers is a unique initiative and a step forward," said Kant, who is also the brain child behind Incredible India campaign.

Thappar, the author of 14 books on wildlife, was unequivocal when he said: "Forest officials should step back; as they are not trained to manage tourism. If the future of Indian wildlife is to be saved, they are to be 33 per cent partner and not more. And let me say this again, future of Indian wildlife lies in wildlife tourism."

Optimistic about the future, founder TOFTigers, Julian Matthews said his mission is to start a new movement of support for nature conservation, local rural communities and re-wilding through the power of well-known nature tourism."

Supporting the TOFTigers movement British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith KCMG in his address said, "The awards are a curtain raiser for next years focus especially when it is United Nation year of sustainable tourism." PTI MG BK MG

 

नयी दुनिया: प्राकृतिक पर्यटन को विकसित करने की ज़रूरत : टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स

वन्यजीव और प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन शेत्र से जुड़ी अग्रणी गैर सरकारी संगठन टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स ने प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन उद्योग से अप्पील की है कि वह भारत के प्राक्र्टिक धरोहरो की रक्षा की दिशा में कदम उठाने के साथ साथ वृक्षाविहीन हो रहे पहाड़ों और पर्वतों को फिर से हरा भरा करने की दिशा में अपने अहम भूमिका तय करें.

 

Business Standard: TOFTigers Award 2016: Promoting the green thought

Press Trust of India | New Delhi September 25, 2016 Last Updated at 12:22 IST: Giving recognition to the unsung heroes, 4th TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016 honoured men and women working to restore the green cover of India and Nepal in multiple ways.

The evening, hosted by the British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith KCMG, had in attendance Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, acclaimed naturalist Valmik Thapar and chairman awards panel film maker Mike Pandey amongst others.

The awards, which were given in nine categories, also accompanied a prize upto Rs 75,000. Other than that, it also offers equipment to be used in tiger conservation or services for the benefit of destination or community.

"For forests to flourish we need communities support and people visiting wildlife areas. Never can this be achieved by foresters and government officials alone. That is why TOFTigers is a unique initiative and a step forward," said Kant, who is also the brain child behind 'Incredible India' campaign.

Thappar, the author of 14 books on wildlife, was unequivocal when he said: "Forest officials should step back; as they are not trained to manage tourism. If the future of Indian wildlife is to be saved, they are to be 33 per cent partner and not more. And let me say this again, future of Indian wildlife lies in wildlife tourism."

Optimistic about the future, founder TOFTigers, Julian Matthews said his mission is to start a new movement of support for nature conservation, local rural communities and re-wilding through the power of well-known nature tourism."

Supporting the TOFTigers movement British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith KCMG in his address said, "The awards are a curtain raiser for next year's focus especially when it is United Nation year of sustainable tourism.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

 

Sanctuary Asia Facebook page: Wildlife Tourism Pioneers Honoured at TOFTigers Awards 2016

 

Sanctuary Asia Newsletter: Wildlife Tourism Pioneers Honoured At Toftigers Awards 2016

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Sanctuary Asia Magazine: The toftigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016

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शाह टाइम्स: प्राकृतिक पर्यटन को विकसित करने की ज़रूरत : टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स

वन्यजीव और प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन शेत्र से जुड़ी अग्रणी गैर सरकारी संगठन टॉफ़्त टाइगर्स ने प्राक्र्टिक पर्यटन उद्योग से अप्पील की है कि वह भारत के प्राक्र्टिक धरोहरो की रक्षा की दिशा में कदम उठाने के साथ साथ वृक्षाविहीन हो रहे पहाड़ों और पर्वतों को फिर से हरा भरा करने की दिशा में अपने अहम भूमिका तय करें.

 

TravelBiz Monitor: Tiger conservation areas shouldn’t be used for mass picnics: Amitabh Kant

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Sanctuary Asia: Wildlife Tourism Pioneers Honoured At Toftigers Awards 2016

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TravelBiz Monitor: Tiger conservation areas shouldn't be used for mass picnics: Amitabh Kant

Speaking at the recently concluded TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016, Amitabh Kant, CEO, MITI Aayog, emphasised that Tiger Tourism is a sensitive and unique travel product but needs responsible partners to go miles.

 

Outlook Traveller: Letter from the Editor

Julian Matthews, the founder and chairman of nature tourism action charity TOFTigers, was sweet enough to invite me on the judging panel of his annual wildlife awards this year.

 

Outlook Traveller: Awards | Wild Rewards

TOFTigers is an organisation that focuses on rekindling the spirit of collective action in order to save India's most charismatic animal, the tiger.

 

Voyager's World | Naturalists acclaimed at TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016

The TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016, in association with Sanctuary Asia and Outlook Traveller with state partner, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, was held at a gala dinner on 23 Septemeber in the gardens of the British High Commissioners residence.

 

The Blue Moon | TOFTigers wildlife tourism awards

The TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016 with state partner, Madhya PradeshTourism to celebrate the "Best of the Best" in nature tourism, community action and conservation support were held in New Delhi at the residence of British High Commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith in the presence of tourism business leaders, wildlife conservationalists, forest and government officers.

 

wonderlust | The TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016 held in New Delhi

The TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016, in association with Sanctuary Asia and Outlook Traveller with state partner, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, were held at a gala dinner on the 23rd September in the sumptuous gardens of the British High Commissioners residence, New Delhi.