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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Bike4tigers 2017-Join us

Why not join us on the second Bike4Tigers Challenge ridden over 180kms between two central Indian reserves to help us raise funds for our community conservation efforts.

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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 NewsLaunch of the report - 'The Value of Wildlife Tourism to Conservation and Communities in 4 tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh' by Dr Raghunandan Chundawat 26 October 2017

Today TOFTigers and Baavan, led by Dr Raghunandan S. Chundawat and his research team, are delighted to launch a new in-depth report entitled: THE VALUE OF WILDLIFE TOURISM TO CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY IN MADHYA PRADESH. This seminal report highlights the benefits of nature tourism to bordering communities, and its value in supporting wildlife conservation efforts, reducing rural poverty, and helping decrease villagers dependency on the forests. Click here to download full report. Read more..

Latest TOFT NewsCanadian Company Wild Women Expeditions hits the ground running 11 September 2017

Wild Women Expeditions has started their TOFTigers membership with pizzazz, supporting the village wildlife guardians programme with a generous donation. This unique company based in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada offers a wide variety of global group outdoor adventures. Aimed at the intrepid female traveller, activities include canoeing and kayaking trips, multi-sport adventures, hiking, horse riding, sailing, and yoga retreats with differing levels of fitness and ability options. On offer is laughter and a shared love of the outdoors, combined with an ethic of care for the environment. 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

Campaign

India's top bureaucrat, Amitabh Kant - 'we need responsible nature tourism'9th December 2016

Head of NITI Aayog, Transforming India, Amitabh Kant speaks at the TOFTigers Wildlife tourism Awards 2016 on the power of responsible nature tourism and its value in saving India's remaining forests and wildlife.

Valmik Thapar: 'Future of Indian wildlife lies in wildlife tourism'9th December 2016

Valmik Thapar, India's most well-known tiger expert, writer and conservationist, highlights the nature of tourism required in India in the next decade at the TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016.

TOFTigers highlights the needs of the future 2017 to 203211th April 2016

In response to the call from the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on its recent draft of the Wildlife Action plan 2017 to 2032, TOFTigers response in how to reorganise nature tourism to become India’s best conservation tool is here.

Latest Campaign

TOFT CampaignTOFTigers highlights the needs of the future 2017 to 2032

In response to the call from the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on its recent draft of the Wildlife Action plan 2017 to 2032, TOFTigers response in how to reorganise nature tourism to become India’s best conservation tool is here. Read more..

TOFT CampaignTOFTigers signatory to call for end of Tiger farming

TOFTigers is a signatory to the global call on UK's Prime Minister to get China to stop the demand for Tiger parts and end tiger farming, during the forthcoming China President's visit. 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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