For today’s World Animal Day, we would like to honour all animals as sentient beings and pay full regard to their welfare, not only today, but on all our tours. Read on how we play our part in preserving wildlife in our trips and how you can contribute to make our world a better place for animals.
Mission of the World Animal Day
The aim of the World Animal Day is to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of this special day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion or political ideology.
Our part in sustaining wildlife
We provide excursions and safaris for you which foster a more sustainable tourism and commit to maintaining small-group sizes to limit negative environmental impacts in accordance to the carrying capacity of the visited site. We also choose eco-conscious, responsible resorts and hotels for you, which are respectful to local wildlife and community.
By visiting National Parks with us, you will contribute to the preservation of tiger conservation and many other species, birdlife and flora in India and beyond.
Our local partners are part of the TOFT (Travel Operators for Tigers) campaign, a ground breaking voluntary initiative to support Indian wildlife conservation efforts more effectively. Visiting the parks with us will directly benefit the campaign, which has been able to effect nature training programmes, run workshops, advise parks and businesses, run eco-rating audits on lodges as well as putting funds into local environmental and community projects on the borders of parks. You can also make further donations if you wish, which will go towards the project.
What you can do to help
All our local tour guides receive special training in how to leave a lower impact on the nature trips and actively promote nature conservation practices. Here are some of those tips you can apply at all times when you are in nature and in wildlife areas, whether at home or on your holiday:
- avoid disturbing wildlife and keep a safe distance
- reduce any disturbing sound
- stop feeding animals
- avoid litter at all times
- stop polluting ground and water with harmful detergents, soaps or products
- avoid being intrusive when taking photographs…
The list can go on. What else are you actively doing to protect animals and their environment, how can we start with small steps?
We hope this was useful for you and will be beneficial to all animals!
We look forward to reading your ideas.
And if you are looking for a responsible wildlife safari, why not check out our new tour Ultimate Wildlife Adventure – India’s Big 4 Parks, where you can embrace 14 days of nature in Eastern India.
Angelika & the Bespoke India Travel Team