SANCTUARY TOFTIGERS WILDLIFE TOURISM AWARDS
Wildlife Promotion Company of the Year 2014
This wildlife safari operator founded in 2009 on a strong sustainable tourism foundation, has helped put India firmly on the world map as an unparalleled nature tourism destination. Together with its five lodge operations in Madhya Pradesh all of which pass TOFTigers' PUG eco certification, and overall team employing over 150 people, it has also pioneered wildlife camping and walking safaris in buffer zones and supported conservation and community development through its dedicated Conservation Cell.
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LAUNCH OF SANCTUARY ASIA MAGAZINE PARTNERSHIP 21 October 2014
Today, in partnership with Bittu Sahgal and his team at Sanctuary Asia, India's biggest natural history publisher, we set out on a joint mission: To ensure that we can live up to key standards in delivering better nature tourism and to truly realise its potential as a conservation tool.
This mammoth undertaking will manifest as a partnership between Sanctuary Asia and TOFTigers that will, enhance coverage in Sanctuary Asia magazine, undertake...
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New Member Lodge Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness Achieves an Outstanding Rating 15 October 2014
Comfort and responsibility combine in abundance in this eco-friendly resort set in thirteen acres of lush forest and greenery on the edge of the Bijrani Zone of Corbett National Park which has achieved a TOFTigers Outstanding PUG Eco-Rating from the outset. Congratulations! Accommodation is in clusters of individually decorated rooms offering beautiful views of the Corbett Range. Guests can enjoy nature walks and bird watching with the resident naturalists in grounds which have been restored with indigenous grasses and trees and now host an abundance of wildlife. Cycling and a range of other activities including an Aarogyam Spa are also on offer. Almost all their staff are from the local community and 100% of the resort’s sewage and bath water is recycled amongst a range of other features spanning nature conservation and education, support for the community and local economy, and ecological practices which have earned their Outstanding rating. Read more..
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.
Ecotourism 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..
A Future for our Parks - A Lodge Provider's response
Lodge Owners response to the draft Ecotourism Guidelines June 2011. Read more..