Tourism Ghent(Belgium) launches map listing vegetarian restaurants in the city

In order to promote the city of Ghent in Flanders, the Northern region of Belgium, as the ‘Veggie Capital of Europe’, Tourism Ghent has launched a special city map ‘Veggie Gent’, stated a release. The map lists over 80 vegetarian restaurants and nine organic shops in the city and also spots them on the map to help a traveler navigate his way through the city to the restaurant of his choice. The map also lists five outlets in Ghent serving the Belgian specialty – fries cooked in vegetarian oil as well as hotels and bed and breakfasts that offer an extensive vegetarian breakfast. The map can be downloaded from the tourism board’s website
Ghent has the largest number of vegetarian restaurants in Belgium and is considered as the organic heaven for vegetarians with dozens of unique little restaurants, shops and even an organic market at Groentenmarkt, stated the release. In 2009, Ghent had introduced the concept of Thursday Veggieday, a campaign developed by Ethical Vegetarian Alternative. This campaign made Ghent the first city in the world to officially stimulate people to go vegetarian one day in a week. It is also the first city in the world to have an official veggie day.

With an aim to further assist the vegetarian traveller, Tourism Flanders has listed restaurants across Flanders offering vegetarian cuisine on their menu on its Indian website “Availability of vegetarian food is an important factor that many Indian tourists seek during their travel abroad. This is one of the strengths of Flanders and Indian tourists can enjoy a wide variety of vegetarian cuisine while visiting Ghent and our other beautiful Art Cities. To make this information available to potential visitors we have included it on our website and on other media platforms,” said Sunil Puri, Managing Director, Representative Office of Tourism Flanders & Brussels, Belgium

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No Drought of winged beauties

Despite the erratic rainfall and drying water bodies around the city, there is a silver lining. Ishwaria Lake on the outskirts of Rajkot (Gujarat, India) has literary turned into an oasis for thousands of wetlands birds. Spread over 40 hectares of wasteland at Madharpar village, Ishwaria (Rajkot, Gujarat, India) plays host to thousands of migratory birds from far away places like Siberia and Mongolia in winter and resident birds through out the year. the lake is a major attraction for bird lovers from far and near.




Courtesy:- Times of India

WORTH Flocking to Thol (Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India)

Paris of Sarus crane beckon bird-lovers.

If you thought, Thol (Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India) was only about migratory birds, another visit to this lake is due!. Flocks of majestic Sarus cranes have descended in the lake and near – by fields. there are at least 50 Sarus cranes here. No wonder then that bird watchers and shutterbugs are flocking to Thol (Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India) these days, braving the blistering heat.





Courtesy:- Times of India

Watch towers to deter poachers

Nalsarovar (Ahmadabad, Gujarat) also gets allocation for information network

Now on, the watchful eyes of foresters will be trained on the winged visitors from overseas that flock to Nalsarovar (Ahmadabad, Gujarat) every year. The state forest department has decided to set up watchtowers near the bank of three villages where poachers has been rampant. Officials have also decided to allocate special funds to set up an information network for Nalsarovar, a Ramsar site. nalsarovar Official in Nalsarovar said that at meetings between senior officials on Monday, it was decided to have watchtowers in three sensitive villages – Darji, Ranagadh and Vekariya (Gujarat). These have sizeable population and notorious for the poaching of birds. In all, about 9000 people in these villages hunt and eat wild animals.

The meeting was held after two people from Ranagadh Village (Gujarat) were caught with 60 coots that had been trapper and whose legs and wings were broken to keep them from escaping.

These watchtowers will be equipped with closed circuit cameras and in order to prevent damage, one hidden camera will also be installed to catch poachers who will manage to find the visible ones.

Sources in the department said that against the sanctioned strength of 12, there are just six staffers – including the deputy conservator of forests and assistant conservator of forests. With just half the sanctioned strength, officials have to keep watch over 1.5 lakh winged visitors and thousands of tourists to the wetland spread over 120.82 sq km.

“There are only three guards to secure the highly sensitive site, which has communities known for poaching living nearby”, said a source. It was decided at the meeting that staff strength would be increased to ensure illegal activities are monitored efficiently.

Courtesy:- Times Of India

Vulture count on a rise thanks to Asiatic Lions

Vulture population may be on a decline across Gujarat but the number of these fast diminishing scavengers has surprisingly risen in Bhanvnagar (Gujarat, India) and Amreli districts (Gujarat, India). Interestingly, it is the lions that are helping these endangered birds make this region their permanent habitat.

The number of vultures in the 70-km coastal stretch from Mahua-Rajula-Nageshree (Gujarat, India) has steadily increased from an all time low of 87 in 2010 to 134 in 2013. In fact, the extremely rare Eurasian Griffon specie of vultures that were only winter visitors of Mahuva, are now seen throughout the year.


Besides serious conservation efforts and people’s awareness, wildlife experts also attribute the increase to the presence of large number of lions in the revenue land in this region. Vultures feast on the animals that have been preyed upon by lions.

“Since these lions are out of forests area, they mostly kill domestic cattle and feed on them in open fields. Moreover, these animals are untreated and not administered Diclofenac, which is the sole reason for vulture’s decline. This helps vultures to have a healthy food chain, a critical aspect for their survival,” said Ruchi Dave, honorary wildlife warden, Bhavnagar district (Gujarat, India).

Recently, wildlife enthusiasts spotted 25 endangered vultures including two Eurasian Griffons, feedin on the carcass left behind by an Asiatic Lion near Rajula in Amreli District (Gujarat, India).

“Few days ago mi spotted eight vultures feasting on an animal killed by Lions. Such a sight is quite common now”. Said Jasubhai Mobh, a Maldhari living in Mobh Nesh near Khambha.

Lions are in good numbers in Mahuva, Rajula, Khambha, Jafrabad and Savarkundla (Gujarat, India) area and most of them are out of protected forest area. “There are over 75 lions in his 70 km area and most of them are in revenue area. We have often seen vultures eating the lion’s kill in these areas,” said Vipul Laheri, honorary wildlife warden, Amreli (Gujarat, India).

Notably, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has selected the Mahuva area as one of the six provisional Vultures’ safe Zone on the country.

Lions’ presence in this ‘vulture’ zone has helped these birds stay put. “Eurasian Griffon vultures have been observed throughout the year, which indicated that this area is non-disturbed habitat for vultures,” Dave said.

Courtesy:- Times of India. 


Scenic Flights over Johannesburg & Pretoria

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This luxury excursion includes collection from Johannesburg and Pretoria Hotels, a special 1-hour flight in a fixed-wing aircraft over all of the most beautiful landmarks in Johannesburg & Pretoria. On return after the flight we enjoy delicious canapés and sparkling wine in our beautiful hangar at Wonderboom Airport.

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