MUMBAI, OCTOBER 7, 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.