TAJ SAFARIS AND WWF INDIA JOIN HANDS TO DEEPEN CONSERVATION EFFORTS AND SPREAD AWARENESS
MUMBAI, OCTOBER 6, 2022: Taj Safaris, India's first and only luxury wildlife circuit, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with World Wide Fund for Nature – India (WWF), to support WWF India's conservation efforts and raise awareness among travellers to the Taj Safaris lodges in India.
Speaking on the occasion Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL, said, "After the iconic Gaur Relocation program in 2011, Taj Safaris is now stepping into the role of a conservation enabler through its association with WWF - India. Our initiatives around the National Parks have helped Pardhi, Gond and Baiga communities to reduce their dependence on the forest resources by bringing tourism as a new source of income to them. This partnership with WWF-India helps us further the cause of supporting to communities to converse the environment.”
The partnership paves the way for Taj Safaris and WWF India to work together to drive awareness of the importance and the necessity of conservation of nature and wildlife. The collaboration will offer guests at the Taj Safaris lodges an opportunity to support WWF-India's conservation efforts through voluntary contributions. WWF-India will periodically keep the guests abreast about the progress of the conservation programs undertaken by them.
Karan Bhalla, Chief Operating Officer, WWF India, "This partnership is a great initiative to create awareness among the wider audience. Public awareness is an important aspect of protecting the environment. In this process, along with Taj Safaris, guests can contribute to nature and wildlife conservation".
Taj Safaris in India will raise awareness of the cause at Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park, Baghvan, Pench National Park, Pashan Garh, Panna National Park and Banjaar Tola – Kanha National Park.
About WWF India
WWF India is committed to creating and demonstrating practical solutions that help conserve India's ecosystems and rich biodiversity. With more than 50 years of conservation journey in the country, WWF India works towards finding science-based and sustainable solutions to address challenges at the interface of development and conservation. WWF India is part of the WWF network, with offices in over 100 countries worldwide. WWF India works in many states of India through our state and field offices. The organisation works in different geographical regions and across thematic areas, including the conservation of key wildlife species and their habitats management of rivers, wetlands and ecosystems. On the sustainability side, the focus areas are climate change adaptation, driving sustainable solutions for business and agriculture and empowering local communities as conservation stewards. We also work in combatting the illegal wildlife trade and in bringing environmental education to students through outreach and awareness campaigns. http://www.wwfindia.org , Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
About Taj Safaris
Breaking new ground in India, Taj Safaris offers India’s first and only luxury wildlife circuit. Its four lodges based in India’s tiger heartland, Madhya Pradesh and one in Chitwan National Park, Nepal; provide guests with the ultimate wildlife experience. Taj Safaris’ lodges are founded on sustainable tourism principles and its specially-trained naturalists offer an interpretive and unforgettable wildlife experience coupled with the legendary service that the Taj is renowned for.
Taj Safaris first opened its doors at Mahua Kothi—Bandhavgarh National Park in 2006. Three more lodges complete the Madhya Pradesh wildlife circuit: Baghvan—Pench National Park, Pashan Garh – Panna National Park and Banjaar Tola – Kanha National Park. In 2016, Taj Safaris opened its first international lodge, Meghauli Serai—Chitwan National Park.
To know more about Taj Safaris and to make bookings, please visit www.tajhotels.com
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