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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NEW PUG ECO-RATED LODGE MEMBER - Green Valley Resort, Coorg 01 November 2014
Set in 2.5 acres of lush green plantation overlooking a valley in the South Coorg region, Green Valley offers a serene location to relax and enjoy nature in abundance. Stay in cottages, tents or a machaan and wake up to a blanket of mist, chirping birds and the morning sunshine shimmering through the flora and fauna. Enjoy bird watching, trekking in the Coorg Hills, river-rafting with professionals, village and coffee walks, and a natural massage under the pounding waters of the famous Irupu Falls. Green Valley Resort has a Good PUG eco-rating. Read more..
Chinkara Journeys joined the TOFTigers campaign 01 November 2014
Chinkara Journeys, based in Raipur, is a travel company providing tailor made, culturally sensitive and eco-friendly wildlife and culture tours to Central India. Combining the knowledge and enthusiasm of four people to Combining the knowledge and enthusiasm of its team long devoted to the wildlife, tribal people, culture and adventure that makes this region special, Chinkara caters for the more adventurous international and metro-based domestic travellers who like to wander off the beaten track but still require their creature comforts. Using only local guides as the basis for an ethical tour, the company strives for an experience of genuine cultural exchange in out-of-the way places and sets out to ensure that their operations benefit the host communities and local economies whilst leaving a minimal impact on the natural environment. 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..