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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PUG Eco-ratings

TOFT PUG Eco Rating

TOFTigers has developed an eco-rating system for individual lodges and resorts in tiger reserves. Using our rating system to choose where you stay or send your clients, will ensure a better holiday...

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Tiger Friendly Travel

Tiger Safaris

For the best, most eco-friendly wildlife tours, who to use, inside and outside India, and where to stay use the Good Wildlife Travel Guide, visit the members section of our website or download our most up-to-date list of members.

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Indian Tiger Parks

Indian Tiger Parks

TOFTigers' campaign is focused on 17 of the best known tiger and wildlife viewing parks in India and 2 in Nepal. Each has numerous attractions, fabulous wildlife, unique flora and fauna and different experiences...

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2014 Awards

The 3rd Sanctuary TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014 were held at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi in September celebrating the very best of nature tourism in the Indian subcontinent...

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SANCTUARY TOFTIGERS WILDLIFE TOURISM AWARDS

TOFT Awards 2014

Wildlife Promotion Company of the Year 2014

Winner

Pugdundee Safaris

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.

www.pugdundeesafaris.com

Orange County    Orange County

Most Inspirational Eco Lodge of the Year 2014

Joint Winners

Orange County, Kabini, Nagarhole, Karnataka

Orange County    Orange County

Kipling Camp, Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

Kipling Camp    Kipling Camp

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Latest News

Latest TOFT NewsLAUNCH 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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Latest TOFT NewsNew 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..

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

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.

Latest Campaign

TOFT CampaignEcotourism 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..

TOFT CampaignA Future for our Parks - A Lodge Provider's response

Lodge Owners response to the draft Ecotourism Guidelines June 2011. 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
Pench

Comprising of 758 sq. kms out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the National Park and 464 sq km the buffer...

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PUG Ratings

TOFT Awards

The TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards 2010 were a great success on the lawn of The British High Commissioners Residency in New Delhi on Thursday 30th September

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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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