1. Sustainable Waste management 

For three decades, our eco-lodge has championed sustainable waste management. We meticulously segregate waste based on its physical characteristics—categorizing it into wet and dry waste. Post-segregation, we employ efficient recycling and management practices to further our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Our lodge generates approximately 6 kg of plastic waste monthly during peak seasons. We meticulously segregate and send this waste to Nainital for further processing, emphasizing our commitment to responsible waste management.



2. Citrus Peel Cleanser 

After peeling citrus fruits, we create a dual-purpose solution. The citrus cleanser serves for flooring and glass cleaning, while the citrus peel tea provides a nutrient-rich beverage. This cleanser is totally toxic free which 

citrus cleanser making

3. Compost-making 

For the past three decades, our commitment to sustainable waste management at our lodge has been unwavering. Even during peak seasons, where we generate 90 kg of wet waste monthly, we have seamlessly integrated eco-friendly practices. This waste is transformed into nutrient-rich compost, enriching our garden and contributing to the cycle of sustainability that defines our ethos. We are making vermicomposting the process of making compost using earthworms, which convert organic waste into manure rich in nutrients. 

We are engaging in vermicomposting, a sustainable method of organic waste decomposition, utilizing a blend of kitchen waste and dried leaves. This marks the initiation of our first vermicomposting batch. Our approach involves adding a second batch after a maturation period of 15 days, with a total plan of producing four distinct batches within a 60-day timeframe. 

Vermicomposting is an environmentally friendly way to recycle kitchen waste and create nutrient-rich compost for your plants. Here are a few tips to ensure a successful vermicomposting process:

  1. Balanced Mix: Make sure your vermicomposting bin has a balanced mix of kitchen waste and dry leaves. This balance is crucial for providing the right carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, promoting a healthy environment for the worms.
  2. Moisture Level: Keep the vermicomposting bin moist but not waterlogged. Worms need a damp environment to thrive. If the compost becomes too dry, add water. On the other hand, if it's too wet, add more dry leaves or shredded newspaper.
  3. Aeration: Regularly turn and aerate the compost to prevent compacting and ensure even decomposition. This helps in maintaining good airflow and prevents the growth of anaerobic bacteria.
  4. Avoid Citrus and Onions: While most kitchen waste is suitable for vermicomposting, it's recommended to avoid adding too many citrus fruits and onions as they can be too acidic and may affect the worms.
  5. Temperature: Vermicomposting works best in a temperature range of 55-77°F (13-25°C). Extreme temperatures can stress the worms, so keep the bin in a shaded area if you're composting outdoors.
  6. Addition of New Batches: When adding new batches, place them on one side of the bin and let the worms migrate to the new material. This makes it easier to harvest finished compost from the other side.
  7. Harvesting: After 60 days, your first batch should be ready for harvesting. The compost should have a dark, crumbly texture and an earthy smell. Separate the worms from the compost using methods like light exposure or migration.
  8. Storage: Store the finished compost in a cool, dry place until you're ready to use it in your garden.

Making vermicomposting

4. Wildlife tracking

At Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, we employ the technique of camera trapping to monitor and track wildlife activity in our vicinity. Camera trapping involves strategically placing motion-activated cameras in the wilderness to capture images and videos of animals in their natural habitat. This method provides a non-intrusive way to observe wildlife behavior and is a valuable tool for conservation and research efforts.

Moreover, the captivating images and videos captured through camera trapping contribute to environmental education and awareness. Sharing these visuals with the public enhances appreciation for the richness of biodiversity and fosters a sense of responsibility toward wildlife conservation.

In essence, camera trapping at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge is not just a surveillance tool; it's a window into the hidden world of our natural surroundings. It empowers us to make informed decisions for the preservation of biodiversity, promotes education, and enhances the overall experience for our guests by connecting them with the wonders of the wild.

Wildlife activity in Junglelore Birding Lodge

Wildlife activity in JLBL

Wildlife activity in JLBL


In conclusion, Jungle Lore Birding Lodge is dedicated to fostering sustainable ecotourism practices, exemplified through our commitment to responsible waste management, innovative reuse of resources, and a profound connection to nature. Our meticulous waste segregation and recycling efforts showcase a dedication to minimizing our ecological footprint, with a monthly production of 6 kg of plastic waste efficiently redirected for further processing.

Our unique initiatives, such as the creation of a Citrus Peel Cleanser and vermicomposting, not only contribute to waste reduction but also highlight our innovative approach towards utilizing natural resources in an environmentally conscious manner. The integration of eco-friendly practices, even during peak seasons generating 90 kg of wet waste monthly, exemplifies our unwavering dedication to sustainable living.

Furthermore, our wildlife tracking activities, employing camera trapping, provide valuable insights into the biodiversity of our surroundings. This not only aids conservation efforts but also serves as an educational tool, fostering an appreciation for wildlife among our guests.

In essence, Jungle Lore Birding Lodge stands as a beacon of responsible tourism, harmonizing with nature to create a holistic experience for both visitors and the ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability not only defines our ethos but also underscores the importance of responsible practices in preserving the natural wonders that surround us.


Reports By 
Jagjeewan S. Dhami