Nominations Open for the Very Best in Wildlife and Nature Tourism in 2018


TOFTigers launches the 5 th TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2018, this year’s theme being ‘Inclusive Conservation – People and Wildlife’. The Awards aim to highlight and reward the very best in the nature and wildlife tourism field; those individuals, business owners, eco-entrepreneurs, service providers and
community enterprises and wildlife protectors who are leading the way in wilderness destinations in the Indian subcontinent. 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 nine categories of awards:

1. The John Wakefield Memorial Award for Most Inspirational Eco Lodge of the Year 2018
2. Up and Coming Excellence for Nature Award 2018
3. The Billy Arjan Singh Memorial Award for Best Wildlife Guide of the Year 2018
(prize – INR 25,000)
4. Lodge Naturalist of the Year 2018
(prize – INR 25,000)
5. Visitor Friendly Wildlife Destination of the Year 2018
(prize – INR 75,000 worth of kit or equipment to be used in tiger protection/conservation)
6. Wildlife Promotion Company of the Year 2018
7. Wildlife Tourism Related Community Initiative of the Year 2018
(prize – INR 50,000)
8. Wildlife and Tourism Initiative of the Year 2018
(prize – INR 50,000 towards equipment/services for the benefit of the community)
9. International Wildlife Tour Operator of the Year 2018

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