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?

A unique collective action initiative to save tigers and their forests across the Indian subcontinent, involving travel operators, providers, parks, communities, governments and visitors.

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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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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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PUG Mark

What does this PUG Mark for nature accommodation mean?

What does this PUG Mark for nature accommodation mean?

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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

Latest News

Latest TOFT NewsNew DMC member – Holiday Charme India 27 January 2016

Holiday Charme India is a Delhi-based travel company offering customised tours across India spanning culture, exotic locations and seasonal festivals including specialised wildlife tours to Ranthambhore, Corbett, National Chambal and Bharatpur. The company offers multilingual guides, hotel booking and car rental services geared towards giving their clients a taste of real India. Read more..

Latest TOFT NewsNew UK International Tour Operator Member – Exodus Travels 26 January 2016

Leading UK adventure travel specialist, Exodus Travels, joins TOFTigers bringing with it a strong commitment to responsible tourism. With over forty years of experience in sustainable wildlife, trekking, cycling and cultural holidays, Exodus offers more than 450 trips in over 90 countries from tiger safaris in India to trekking expeditions in the Alps. Exodus guide Paul Goldstein, an award-winning photographer, has raised more than £100,000 to help save Bengal tigers supporting local projects in Bandhavgarh. 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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