Conservation Efforts

Conservation Efforts Asian Adventures
Explore, conserve, preserve and protect Nature’s offerings

Tourism For Conservation – Conservation for Tourism

Since our inception in 1994, we have believed that this is the best way to have a sustainable model and an enjoyable experience for our guests. That’s why our motto is Tourism for Conservation and Conservation for Tourism.

Our on-ground team and in-depth knowledge of biodiversity across the Indian subcontinent can add a lot of value to your experience. Joining hands with you will help us speed up our pace towards our vision of 2025 – to be the Indian tourism initiative that’s the most successful in bringing stakeholders of conservation together!

At Asian Adventures, we encourage people across the world to come to India and explore this Incredible Land.

We have been in the ecotourism industry for 25+ years. It wasn’t easy to keep pace with the fast-developing world which is synonymous with deforestation, littering, pollution, etc. But through our grit and determination, we have maintained high standards of eco-tourism throughout these years. We rather take pride in where we stand today, under the able guidance of our founder Mr. Mohit Aggarwal, who comes from the Kumaon Hills and is an avid nature lover, a man who 5hinks twice before disposing of even his used pen!

The entity that we know as Asian Adventures has taken numerous conservation measures across the nation, and now we desire to put more effort to upscale it. Tourists who have traveled with us remember us not only for extending an incredible experience but also for maintaining the highest quality standards and transparency each time.

We are engaged with the Travelife certification program and we have started the process to work step by step towards complying with its international sustainability standards.

Travelife is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents:

(1) Travelife Engaged

(2) Travelife Partner

(3) Travelife Certified.

 

We are at the stage

1–Travelife Engaged. We are working to move forward to stage

2–Travelife Partner.

But then how did it all begin and how are we taking it forward? Spare a few moments to read, while we share a brief

1. Eco-stays

It all began with providing lodging accommodation to tourists which is not only environment-friendly but also constructed without deforestation. Thus, each of our stays is amid thick jungles and is done with stones and minimum wood. No concrete, no plastic, no harm to the environs.

2. Zero-litter, No plastic zones

We are very strict about no-littering, no plastic. So every tourist who travels with us has to carry biodegradable or cloth bags to deposit waste they create (say, during a birding tour) and later dispose of at the garbage bins. Moreover, plastic is banned at all our stays. You will be provided biodegradable cups/bags/plates if need be.

Asian Adventures also supports Chintan, the experts of toxic waste who are currently working with our help on micro solutions of garbage disposal in the Himalayan village, Pangot.near Nainital, Uttarakhand. This initiative is called the Zero Waste Pangot Drive.

Asian Adventures also funded the training programs of the Bagh Foundation in Nandaur Tiger Reserve, the study conducted by NSI on the impact of garbage on the wildlife of Pangot.

3. Conservation efforts at nature reserves 

Since conservation is a key philosophy at Asian Adventures, it has supported the electronic fencing at Kaziranga, sponsored the Oriental Bird Club with a vision to promote traveler interest in birds and their protection and initiated some measures for wildlife protection at Corbett Tiger Reserve.

4. Supporting Self-reliance for conservation

What will the youth from the jungle regions do, if there is no bread-earning opportunity? Obviously, he will resort to means like selling off his land for the construction of a resort. Or may employ himself in the development sector which indirectly means felling of trees for more and more construction in some way or the other. We ate
Asian Adventures are closely working with denizens in selected Himalayan regions in order to turn them into self-reliant individuals and groups.

4.1 How do we do it?

For instance, we have provided training in Pangot to youth to be Bird Guides. On the other hand, we help them set up village-dhabas like the ATT USA RESTAURANT at Heritage Village in Jim Corbett (also called Chhoti Haldwani). In short, we train them towards means of livelihood where they do not turn to nature for its destruction to make money. Asian Adventures, thus has bigger and better plans for not only providing the best experiences of various hues and shades to the tourists that avail its services but also make them partners in the drive to protect the Blue Planet, Earth.

5. Promote homestays over new resorts’ construction

We are also working desperately with residents of the Himalayan region to transform their houses into home-stays. Imagine if this happens, like it is happening in Ladakh, how many trees we can save through existing accommodation?! New resorts mean doing away with more trees, while homestays mean retaining the green cover! And in this way, we not only help the locals become self-reliant but also take responsibility for keeping the charm of the region preserved and contribute their part in conservation.

6. Why nature tours are our usp

Taking people close to nature, close to the local wild inhabitants of the region, taking them close to the love of nature, helping them soak in the Aura of un-touched environs–this is our USP. Why do we do it? Because until you feel the love of nature, you won’t give the same love back to nature. Only when you feel enchanted by the Aura of the greens and the wild animals, then you will join our efforts towards Nature Conservation. It is as simple as telling you not to throw stones at monkeys in the city who jump at you for food. Why? Because to give space to your home, their homes (trees were done away with). This is the reason that all our tours promote nature conservation—they help you empathize with the natural habitats and inhabitants of the region and thus save them.

7. Travellfe 
We are engaged with the Travelife certification program and we have started the process to work step by step towards complying with its international sustainability standards.

Travelife is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents:
(1) Travelife Engaged
(2) Travelife Partner and
(3) Travelife Certified.

We are at stage 1

– Travelife Engaged. We are working to move forward.

We are working to move forward to stage 2

– Travelife Partner.

Future plan join us, the more the better 

Any individual or organization which desires to extend a supportive hand in this direction is warmly and duly invited. In fact, join us the more the better. Our next generations deserve clean air, lush green forests, the song of the birds, and gushing waterfalls. And if we don’t join hands today, perhaps it will be too late. So come on, come all.

Conservation Aspect

When mentioned the term conservation, Asian Adventures and the team behind it is ever sincere towards it and the initiatives taken in that direction are umpteen – the drive is on.

Mohit Aggarwal, the founder of Asian Adventures is also the co-founder of Wildlife trust of India. Some of the notable initiatives undertaken are electronic fencing at Kaziranga with Wildlife Trust of India, awareness hoarding in Corbett National Park, sponsoring the Oriental Bird Club with a vision to promote interest of travellers in birds and protect them, joined hands with Titli Trust to protect butterflies and moths and initiated some sincere measures for wildlife protection at Corbett Tiger Reserve. The company funded the training programmes of the Bagh Foundation in Nandaur Tiger Reserve.

Asian Adventures also supports Chintan, the experts of toxic waste who are currently working with our help on micro solutions of garbage disposal in the Himalayan village, Pangot.near Nainital. This initiative is called the Zero Waste Pangot Drive

Moreover, the organization is closely working with denizens in selected Himalayan regions in order to turn them into self-reliant individuals and groups and highly responsible towards keeping the environment protected and the picturesque beauty intact such as Bird Guide training in Pangot, and supporting and Promoting the Choti Haldwani  It has bigger and better plans for not only providing best experiences of various hues and shades to people but also make them partners in the drive to protect the Blue Planet, Earth.