Do’s and Don’ts

General Do’s and Don’ts
  • Avoid littering public places and ensure that waste is disposed only in bins earmarked for the purpose
  • Always dump waste in proper places where there are dustbins
  • Never throw away plastic bags and waste in the location.
  • Do not collect any form of fauna or flora from any locations
  • Be aware of the negative aspects of insensitive behaviour, such as taking photographs of people without their consent or failure to observe local customs
  • Be aware of your capabilities and the dangers posed by the trip
  • Dress codes to be followed, modest dress is preferred
  • Do not damage plants - for example by walking, driving, or landing on extensive moss beds or lichen-covered areas
  • Keep noise to the minimum to avoid frightening wildlife
  • Be aware of the location of areas that have been accorded special protection and of any restrictions regarding entry and activities that can be carried out in and around the area
  • Be aware of applicable restrictions and regulations of the site
  • Please ensure that necessary permission is obtained before visiting
  • Maintain a safe distance from all wildlife
  • Do not stray from group
  • Do not disturb any animal by making noises, flashing lights or making any sudden movements that may frighten animals
  • Do not chase animals
  • Do not damage vegetation or any fencepost, gate or signpost in the park
  • Be aware that plant damage can be irreplaceable resulting in loss of feeding and breeding grounds
  • Do not buy animal products as souvenirs as this encourages further plundering of these species
  • Always remain inside your accommodation at night
  • Be aware that the animals are wild and can be dangerous
  • Do not remain in the parks or reserves between 7 pm & 7 am unless accommodation is provided
  • Do not discard any foodstuff or litter the land and water bodies
  • Do not hand-feed fish and animals
  • Take special care when animals are breeding or moulting

Do's and Don'ts in Forests
  • Total silence and discipline is required to spot wild animals
  • Small groups are preferred
  • Early mornings and late afternoons are the ideal time to visit forests
  • Travelling alone is not welcomed and is prohibited
  • Do not wear colourful clothes
  • Always carry drinking water, tea/coffee, snacks etc.
  • Seek the assistance of a guide while going into the forests
  • Do not disturb animals
  • Trekkers are advised to ensure their safety
  • Avoid smoking
  • Do not litter the surroundings
  • Respect animals and their habits
  • Do not try to explore unfamiliar things
  • Be careful during boat rides. Don't do anything that will rock the boat or endanger lives
  • Do not expect to see animals all the time. Be patient
  • Camp fire and open fires should be discouraged to prevent deforestation

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