RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

Philosophy

A Matter of Responsibility!

Tourism provides both new sights and insights for those beckoned by the gods of travel. It panders to the lurking nomad in all of us, beseeching us to see new places, make new friends and have new experiences. If intention and experience can coincide, then travel can open our minds and touch our hearts.

The coming of the locomotive, automobile and the jet plane over the last century has made travel long and short possible like never before. Each year witnesses the unveiling of new destinations and the promise of new experiences for the casual and committed travel bugs of the world. The shrinking of time and the birth of the global village has ensured connections along with connectivity.

However, while time and technology have made travel easy, the planet that is home to us humans has had to pay a price for all this human movement. Tourism is now being recognized as a major contributor to planetary defilement. Pollution, waste and the disruption of local societies and economies are some of its natural byproducts (unfortunately), along with pleasure, inspiration, enrichment and discovery.

This realization led to the formulation of the covenant for responsible tourism in 2002. It was a sign of the times and was born in response to a growing need for environmental care and human welfare in combined harmony.

The concept of responsible tourism comes naturally to 7 Tigers Resort. It is, after all, an extension of the vision and philosophy of the House of Kanha whose values are broad, contemporary and inclusive. The spirit of responsible stewardship guides the managerial practices of the hospitality sector, which is now a growing arm of this unit's commercial expansions. The principal tenets of responsible tourism can be seen and experienced in the day to day life and running of our resort at Kanha, which endeavor to offer more than just luxurious holidays. 7 Tigers aspire to offer experiences that enrich and enlighten our guests – experiences that tell of the fragility of eco systems of which we are all a part and the measures that can be taken consciously to soften our footprints upon a beleaguered environment.

 

Environment

Restoring the natural ecological balance of the destination.

  • We will plant only local trees and plants within and in the neighborhood of resorts
  • We will promote only local fauna within and in the neighborhood of resorts
  • We will ensure that the landscaping emulates local terrain
  • We will participate and encourage re-forestation schemes and preservation/revival of local water bodies
  • We will promote usage of organic manure on the property
  • We will actively participate in local conservation programmes
  • Minimizing negative environmental impact
  • Water : We will minimize consumption. Recycle water and use appropriately
  • Energy : We will minimize energy consumption. Emphasize on usage of alternate energy sources
  • Sound Pollution : We will minimize noise levels within the property
  • Air Pollution: We will minimise air pollution
  • Light Pollution: We will optimise public lighting so as not to cause inconvenience to nocturnal wildlife
  • Plastics : We will aim at responsible use of plastics
  • Waste Management : We will minimize waste. Implement effective waste management systems
  • Paper : We will reduce use of paper in operations. Promote use of recycled, acid free or recyclable paper

 

Protect Tigers from Poachers and Help Stop the War on Wildlife

Out of all the big cats, the tiger is the most threatened by poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. The trade in their body parts commands a high price, where every piece of a tiger - its skin, bones, claws, teeth and eyeballs - has a price-tag. Even the soil under the carcass of a tiger has value. This market has already wiped out tiger populations throughout much of Asia, and has left others hemorrhaging. Today, fewer than 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, down from over 100,000 a century ago.

While the consumer behavior of millions that is supporting this trade must be changed, the tiger is running out of time. We have to protect those that remain in the wild now; we must stop the bleeding. And we need your help.

Our Save the Tiger Anti-poaching Project namely "Green Stripes" jointly working with Kanha Tiger Reserve Forest Department to protect tigers from poachers and help stop the war on wildlife. By bringing requested supplies from our needs list on Pack for a Purpose's website, you will assist us with the anti-poaching campaign.

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for our Green Stripes anti-poaching project, you'll make a priceless impact on wildlife. Please click the Logo of "Pack for a Purpose" to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

100% of your donation goes to the field. It will help us create the critical arsenal of tools to stop poachers and secure wild areas. With your help, we can prevent the world's remaining tigers from disappearing, and ensure a future where they can live in the wild, forever.

Pack for a Purpose

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