Well conceived, well planned and well managed tourism is a critical tool in wildlife conservation, rural and community development and sustainable livelihoods.
It's one of the only non extractive industries that places economic value on forests; as living breathing intact ecosystems critical to the long term health of India and all who live within its reach.
Responsible tourism offers the opportunity to support poverty eradication, and offer employment and small scale business enterprise opportnities beyond those of the extractive industries or unsustainable agriculture or livestock livelihoods.
India has a rapidly increasing demand for wilderness and wildlife tourism, and this can provide the driver to effect an extraordinary new template for saving the remaining forests critical to the survival of Tigers and the continent precious biodiversity.
TOFT's aim is to help guide and develop this vision.
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