At KumaonMaati, our focus is on 'inclusivity'. Be it our guests, the community we live in, the forest around us or the flora and fauna that thrive in this area, we try to make sure everyone is treated respectfully. Therefore, you will see that all our activities ensure responsible behaviour and enjoying the surroundings in their original form.
Our Speciality Areas
This is what we do best. We have over 15 years of experience in conducting the most immersive and educational experiences for our clients.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CAMPS
We love to host families that are looking for a leisure holiday far away from the urban chaos. Come recharge those lungs and refresh your mind.
RESPONSIBLE FAMILY HOLIDAYS
Kumaon 'Maati' brings to you a unique certificate course on conservation science and field biology.
COURSE IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
We are also developing a year long educational program that will focus on eco-tourism, wildlife, conservation and community development
GAP YEAR PROJECTS
HORNBILL MONITORING AND BIRD SPECIES RICHNESS
Hornbills are known as 'farmers' of the forest. Their function as seed dispersers make them invaluable to forest ecology. We aim to study hornbills and other birds in our area of work to contribute to their conservation.
We take Waste seriously. We have tied up with groups like the 'Waste Warriors' working in villages around Corbett Tiger Reserve to segregate, recycle and reduce waste produced in rural areas. We promote vermicompost practices and carry out regular clean up drives.
HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT MONITORING AND MITIGATION
Many areas in the Kumaon region have conflicting interactions between humans and wildlife. This is true especially around the Corbett Tiger Reserve. We aim to start mitigation programs and adaptive management to deal with the conflict.
We regularly organise awareness programmes in local schools of Kyari village for promoting wildlife conservation. We hold birdwatching camps, debates and workshops with rural children and also invoilve teachers in discussing environmental issues
We work in the villages of 'Kyari' and 'Raata' to establish community development programmes like women self help groups, promoting organic agricultural practices and encouraging 'homestay' tourism