Adventure World celebrates tiger population growth and sustainable wildlife experiences on International Tiger Day
This year International Tiger Day takes on new significance as wildlife conservationists celebrate the news released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that the number of tigers in the wild has increased for the first time in 100 years.
As a significant number of wildlife populations continue to decline, soft adventure specialists Adventure World are calling for Australian travellers to participate in more sustainable wildlife practices, such as spotting tigers in their natural habitats.
Neil Rodgers, General Manager for Adventure World said “At Adventure World, we have long been committed to animal welfare and are thrilled that the tiger population is experiencing the first positive trend in over a century. While still a long way off from where the population should be, the current increase proves that we are making headway and their future is brighter than ever.
“Adventure World, in conjunction with the TreadRight Foundation, currently supports a number of wildlife initiatives designed to help protect threatened species. These include investment into the Wildlife Initiative, dedicated to stopping wildlife crime – and through the adoption of the TreadRight Animal Welfare Policy which ensures all experiences meet globally recognised animal welfare criteria.”
Adventure World offers a range of wildlife experiences that encourage sustainable wildlife tourism:
1) Central India Wildlife Safari
While Adventure World’s new six-day Central India Wildlife Safari can’t guarantee a tiger sighting, it will certainly set travellers up with the best possible chance. This experience features two of India’s most spectacular national parks: Kanha, one of India’s largest National Parks and prime tiger country as well as the expansive Pench forest.
2) Mountain Gorillas & Lakes
Travellers can observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat with Adventure World’s five-day independent Mountain Gorillas & Lakes journey which combines the thrill of tracking these amazing creatures in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, with relaxing on peaceful Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest freshwater lake.
3) Autumn Caribou Migration
One of the most awe-inspiring natural spectacles in the world, Adventure World’s 11-day small group Autumn Caribou Migration follows Canada’s greatest reindeer herd as they move from their winter range to their summer breeding grounds. For those travellers who have already witnessed the Wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara, this is an absolute must-see.
4) Galapagos Safari Camp
Adventure World’s 5-day Galapagos Classic Safari Camp experience provides excursions that are tailored to client’s needs. Clients will enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced lunch at a farm in the western hills and will visit a nearby Tortoise Reserve to learn about the giant tortoise’s natural habitat. The trip then takes travellers to the neighbouring islands to explore in detail the treasures that each has to offer, with the option of snorkelling also available.
5) Antarctica Express Air-Cruise
Adventure World’s six-day Antarctica Express Air-Cruise gives travellers the chance to enjoy the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales, as they sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island and the South Shetland Islands. Highlights include zodiac excursions to visit penguin colonies on shore, engaging lectures and presentations on board from expert guides and the ever-changing scenery of ice-filled bays.