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

Nominations are now open for the prestigious 4th TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards run in association with Sanctuary Asia and Outlook Traveller. Cast your vote on your nature experience.

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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 NewsREPORT : Greenwash harms hotel’s reputation - credible certification is only way to prove eco-friendliness 12 May 2016

Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may in fact be victims of "greenwashing," a corporation’s deceitful practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs while hiding ulterior motives. Read more..

Latest TOFT NewsA pioneer in both tiger ecology and wildlife tourism dies in Nepal 12 May 2016

Dr. Charles McDougal PhD passed away peacefully on 11 May 2016 in Kathmandu. Always known as Chuck, he was a leading tiger ecologist, conservationist, researcher and writer, who pioneered responsible wildlife tourism standards in South Asia. He is survived by his devoted wife Margie, and children Robert, Juan Carlos, Malcolm and Linda. Originally from Colorado USA, Chuck first came to the subcontinent as an anthropologist studying the Juang tribal peoples in Orissa in eastern India and undertook the definitive study on the Kulunge Rai in Nepal. 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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