TOFT

We have expanded to become a pioneering International ‘collective action’ campaign, run by Travel Professionals, aimed at those within the nature travel industry and all visitors to India’s wildlife parks, to advocate, endorse and support more responsible use of wilderness areas in India, and the Indian sub continent.

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Nature Tourism

Nature Tourism can and must play an important role in saving the forests of India, today and for all our tomorrows.

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Nature Tourism

Nature Tourism can and must play an important role in saving the forests of India, today and for all our tomorrows.

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What is TOFTigers?

Founded by concerned safari operators in 2005, it's a pioneering 'collective action' campaign, aimed at all in the nature travel industry including governments, parks, communities, operators and visitors, to advocate, plan, endorse and support better tourism to save tigers and forests across Indian sub continent.

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PUG Eco-ratings

TOFT PUG Eco Rating

TOFT have developed an eco-rating system for individual lodges and resorts in tiger reserves. Using our rating system to choose where you stay or send your clients, will ensure a better holiday...




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Tiger Friendly Travel

Tiger Friendly Travel

For the best, most eco-friendly wildlife tours, who to use, inside and outside India, and where to stay use the Good Wildlife Travel Guide, visit the member section of the website or download our most up-to-date list of members.




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10 years of success

10 years ago the TOFTigers campaign was set up to change the way India's nature tourism was developing. Our aim was to ensure it became a conservation tool to save Asia's forests and wildlife.




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Sanctuary Asia partnership

Sanctuary Asia partnership

TOFTigers has joined together with Asia's best known natural history publishers. Together we aim to offer more to responsible travellers and operators, campaign for better tourism services and standards, and publish a host of exciting nature and consumer guides.

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Join Tiger Nation

Join Tiger Nation

Want to know more about individual tigers in India's best parks, and help us keep a living database through visitors photographs? Sign up now to this people powered platform, called Tiger Nation.


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Sponsor a Guardian

Sponsor a Guardian

Want to help? Support an individual Village Guardian, and help them become a park's eyes and ears around some of the India's key tiger reserves. Follow their lives and hear about what they are doing.


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Indian Tiger Parks

Indian Tiger Parks

TOFT's campaign is focused on 12 of the best known tiger viewing parks in India. Each has numerous attractions, fabulous wildlife, unique flora and fauna and different experiences...



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What is TOFT?

Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) is a unique campaign. Founded by a group of concerned Tour Operators, TOFT has now expanded to become a pioneering International 'collective action' campaign, run by Travel Professionals, aimed at those within the nature travel industry and all visitors to India's wildlife parks, to advocate, endorse and support more responsible use of wilderness areas in India, and the Indian sub continent. You can read more here.

Experts from across the globe call for action from the safari community to halt species decline

11th Jun 2015
Global Call for Action

At the recent TOFTigers 10th anniversary event at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Jeffrey Parrish, Managing Director of the World Wildlife Fund in US, highlighted the ongoing collapse in biodiversity across the globe. More than 53% of wildlife species have been lost since 1970. He appealed to the global nature travel community to do more to "inform, incentivise and invest in conservation". ...Read more

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Latest TOFT NewsExperts from across the globe call for action from the safari community to halt species decline 11 June 2015

At the recent TOFTigers 10th anniversary event at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Jeffrey Parrish, Managing Director of the World Wildlife Fund in US, highlighted the ongoing collapse in biodiversity across the globe. More than 53% of wildlife species have been lost since 1970. He appealed to the global nature travel community to do more to ‘inform, incentivise and invest in conservation’. Read more..

Latest TOFT NewsCongratulations to our new lodge supporter – Courtyard House which receives a Quality Practice PUG Rating 08 June 2015

Courthard House is an intimate lodge set in four acres in the scenic area of Patpara Village, a short drive from Khatia Gate of Kanha National Park. Run by nature lovers Neelesh and Kirty Agarwal, this lodge built with a touch of the ‘Grand Haveli’ style of the British colonial era and described by guests as a home away from home, offers five light and spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are decorated with ethnic motifs, antiques, locally made sculpture and beautifully framed photographs of the wildlife found in Kanha. Enjoy drinks at the bar by the infinity pool, morning tea under the mahua tree and dinner in the restaurant or under the old banyan tree. On offer are open jeep safaris, guided treks and birdwatching with the lodge’s naturalists and an opportunity to explore village life and the surrounding area on foot or bike. Read more..

Launch of Free Nature Guide leaflet to Bandhavgarh sponsored by TOFTigers

28th Feb 2013
Free Nature Guide Leaflet

TOFT launches, the first of the new free Nature Guides to parks, starting with Bandhavgarh. The 8 page high quality guides are aimed at encouraging greater nature awareness and less tiger centric tourism within parks, and include detailed route maps, a guide to mammals and top ten birds, jungle etiquette and uniquely the five tigers you are most likely to see in the park. Read more and download a copy

Collective lodge action on Bandhavgarh Issues Feb 2015

The park is experiencing many conservation, guiding and tourism issues not being addressed by the authorities. Read more here. View the letter

Latest Campaign

TOFT CampaignEcotourism guidelines submitted to the Supreme Court

Further to the Supreme Court hearing on 27th August, TOFT has released the present objections to the Guidelines. Read more..

TOFT CampaignA Future for our Parks - A Lodge Provider's response

Lodge Owners response to the draft Ecotourism Guidelines June 2011. Read more..

TOFT Events

Track & See a Tiger in Wild
Track & See a Tiger in Wild

For the best and most eco friendly Tiger tours, who to use outside India or inside India and where to stay.

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Latest Campaign

Pench Tiger Reserve
Feb 2015 Collective lodge action on Bandhavgarh Issues

The park is experiencing many conservation, guiding and tourism issues not being addressed by the authorities. Read more here...

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Featured Book

Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Within walking distance of the Park's main gate, the lodge has been developed on the theme of an Indian village.

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