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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TOFTigers Awards

The Best of the Best awards in nature tourism and conservation where given at the TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2016. See the shortlist and winners here.


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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 NewsHelp for North East Indian travels 29 November 2016

Help Tourism, a tour operator specializing in East and North East India, is now a part of TOFT. Help Tourism provides purposeful travel to natural areas to understand its cultural and natural history. It links protected areas with people’s livelihoods through tourism to encourage conservation. Among its initiatives is the Sunderbans Jungle Camp that aims to protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem through model tourism, with lost cultural practices also being traced and revived for guests. The great Indian elephant safari takes place over 12 days and provides guests the unique opportunity to see Arunachal Pradesh on elephant back and learn about the tribe that once won fame for taming wild elephants. Read more..

Latest TOFT NewsTOFTigers makes room for Untold India 27 November 2016

TOFTigers has added to its fold Untold India, a five-year-old boutique destination management company. Untold India organises tailormade tours to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives, assisted by professionals who have travelled widely in these countries. In India, the company organises trips to both famous attractions and off-beat treasures such as the backwaters, jungles and villages of India. Highly qualified and trained personal travel escorts ensure comfort, safety and hassle-free journeys for guests. Accommodation provided ranges from luxury hotels to smaller boutique and heritage hotels. Personalised travel itineraries, that could include elephant polo matches at Jaipur, exclusive dinners at lovely locations, camel and horse safaris etc., help discover the true diversity of India. 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

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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