Code of Conduct / Do's and Don't s at National Parks and Tiger Reserves, Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park
Code of Conduct
- Treat the sanctuary with respect.
It is the sanctum sanctorum of nature.
- Bear in mind that the wild animals
have the right of way in the sanctuary.
- Keep a reasonable distance from all
animals. Stay at a safe distance, disturbed animals may be provoked to attack.
- Transistors, tape-recorders and
loud conversations are taboo in the sanctuary.
- Take strict precautions to guard
against forest fires caused through carelessness.
- Avoid any form of pollution within
the sanctuary whether of air, soil or water.
- Do not go near a nest. An alarmed
bird can damage the eggs to be hatched.
- Do not get out of the vehicle, it
may endanger your life and disturb animals.
- Dress in colors that blend with the
forest. Khaki, brown or olive green will be just right.
- Make full use of local guides and tribal’s.
They are likely to be illiterate, but, that only means they have had more time
for learning about the jungle and the creatures and plants therein.
- Although shooting with a rifle is
prohibited, "shooting" with a camera is fully encouraged.
- Remember disturbing an animal /
bird to get a good photograph is against ethics of photography.
- Make checklists of creatures
observed on a trip. Make your own simple notes which you can easily compare
- Make the most of your trip. Learn a
little more of the world you are part of.
- Use of horns, fast driving, smoking,
campfires, harassing of animals and consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
- Do not litter, take your wastage
back and dispose in proper manner.
- Firearms and pets are strictly
- It is forbidden to get out of
vehicle inside the park.
- If you want to enjoy the forest
more take a jungle walk in buffer forest, forest department has a nature trail
for nature lovers.
- Kindly don’t Instigating forest
employees / Mahouts to break rules by giving gifts / money, it is unethical.