Driving The Change – To Protect our Natural World
Our Reality. The pressure to preserve the Indian subcontinent’s tigers, wildlands and wildlife is inevitably lost in the priority for people to survive. TOFTigers believes that developing more sustainable enterprises and providing viable long term solutions – that create real economic benefit – are critical to rural communities, especially those living in and around parks, sanctuaries and wildernesses across South Asia.
TOFTigers is a collective campaign and global alliance – with all those involved in saving nature – governments, communities and visitors – to ensure we help sustain wild landscape.
Julian Matthews – Founder
Highlights the TOFTigers campaign and how everyone can help us achieve our collective aims
Amitabh Kant – Leading bureaucrat
Highlights the need for responsible tourism as a driving force for nature conservation, rural livelihoods and poverty reduction.
Valmik Thapar – Tiger Expert
World renowned conservationist and expert highlights the future for Indian wildlife at the TOFTigers awards
What’s at Stake?
Our Problem. Wildlife populations have already shown a concerning decline, on average by 58 per cent since 1970 and are likely to reach 67 per cent by the end of the decade. WWF Living Planet Report 2016
Our collective action campaign and global alliance – with all those involved in the nature travel sector – is to find better ways to sustain the wild. We need to do faster and do its smarter.
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Since our launch in 2004 tiger numbers up from 1411 in 2006 to 3,167 according to the latest 2022 Government census.
Many well visited park now overflowing with tigers – having to relocate tigers to new parks
A passionate army of nature lovers created through new access to their natural heritage
Massive new economics driving conservation funding, jobs, poverty reduction and community Support
Visitor park fees in a number of parks now generating more revenues than budgets provided by state Governments for their protection. A number now able to support oter wilderness areas
However, there are many ways nature tourism can be improved to achive its full potential to save and protect wildlife and wildlands.
What Industry Leaders Think
We at Red Coral believe in constant and continued dialog on wildlife and environment conservation initiatives as well as conscious business practices. TOFTigers has provided us with a fraternity and framework helping us to make great progress on this path along with our partners. It gives us the perfect platform to learn best practices and also an oppportunity to meet and interact with our travel trade partners who believe in the same ethos.
what’s new and what’s News
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Resource for your customers from TOFTigers: Travellers Code
How a Tigress (and tourism) saved an Indian wilderness – By Julian Matthews, Honorary President, TOFTigers.
Collarwali or ‘Mataram’ ‘Respected Mother’ in Hindi, who died recently. She is a legend in the Pench Tiger Reserve that...Read More