Sigur Nature Trust
The Sigur Nature Trust is a private reserve in the center of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, southern India.
We are protecting this small reserve because we believe that we are all responsible for the protection of nature. Humanity’s relentless destruction of nature is unsustainable. According to the famous scientist E.O. Wilson of Harvard University, half the Earth should be kept wild.
The Trust has protected 30 acres of land for the past 50 years. With activities ranging from involvement with local communities, observations, teaching and research, we aim at creating a healthier relationship with the wild.
Attention: the Trust is a not-for-profit organization. We do not in any circumstances rent rooms and we are permanently closed to tourism.
Rivaldo the elephant has been in the news recently. We submitted a rehabilitation plan for him in March 2021, two months before his capture. The plan was never considered.
The plan is now published (July 2021) after a long delay due to Covid and is available here: Davidar & al 2021.
In July 2021, thanks to the newly appointed Chief Wildlife Warden, a rehabilitation plan is in order. In the mean time, five months were lost and the elephant was kept in a cage for three months.
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Our latest publication “Wildlife managers ignore previous knowledge at great risk: the case of Rivaldo, the iconic wild Asian Elephant Elephas maximus L. of the Sigur Region, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India.” in Journal of Threatened Taxa is available here.
We have free e-books on nature. See “Publications” then “Books”.